Relief agencies around San Diego County were gearing up to help victims and first responders at a series of wildfires that broke out this week.
The Salvation Army said it deployed two mobile hydration units to serve water, electrolyte drinks, coffee and snacks to first responders and those impacted by the fires.
"Along with hydration and food, spiritual comfort is our priority," Lt. James Parks of the Escondido Salvation Army Corps Community Center said. "We appreciate all of our community volunteers and those who give so generously to help those impacted by the wildfires."
The Salvation Army is also accepting monetary donations online at sandiego.salvationarmy.org, or by phone at (800) 725-2769. The donors should specify that the money is designated for San Diego fire relief.
Donations can be mailed to The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, SD Fires, 2320 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101.
With the American Red Cross, San Diego chapter, already in action assisting evacuees, the chapter in Los Angeles plans to dispatch four emergency response vehicles to the region.
A group of Red Cross supervisors is also planning to come to San Diego for a one-week period.
Read updates on the other San Diego County Wildfires here:
- Thursday San Diego County Firestorm Coverage
- East Bay Firefighters Head to San Diego County to Help Fight Firestorm
- San Diego County Firestorm In Photos
— City News Service