The Salvation Army Activated to Support Public Safety Power-Shut Off
Los Angeles, December 4th, 2020 - - In an effort to reduce the risk of fires caused by electric infrastructure, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) have activated Public Safety Power Shut-Offs (PSPS) across Southern California.
As a result, The Salvation Army will financially support over 23 households in need of temporary housing through a referral process with the local utility company and 211. Additionally, starting Thursday, December 3rd, The Salvation Army will deliver 1,020 blankets and 500 hygiene kits (with an estimated financial value of $7,100) to San Diego county residents staying at 9 Community Resource Centers (CRCs): Dulzura Community Development Center, Descanso County Library, Julian – Whispering Winds Catholic Camp, Lake Morena Community Church, Pine Valley Improvement Club, Potrero Community Center, Warner Springs Community Resource Center, Valley Center Branch Library, Ramona Branch Library. Power could be out for a number of households until Sunday, December 6th.
To donate to our wildfire relief, please go to www.salarmy.us/cas-fire-response.
For Media inquiries contact Robert Brennan Director of Communications at The Salvation Army at 818-648-9098
About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 127 years in the United States. More than 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 7,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-socal.org.