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Emergency Disaster Services

Providing assistance in California

A mobile canteen and response teams are ready at all times to answer needs caused by fire, floods, and other disasters, providing immediate emergency assistance and long-term recovery help

The Salvation Army Progressing on Long Term Recovery for SoCal Wildfires

To date, 985 individuals have received immediate financial assistance.

LOS ANGELES, CA. December 11, 2018 The Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire struck Southern California in early November, burning a combined 100,000 acres and destroying more than 1,500 structures. The people of Southern California responded with generosity and empathy through charitable donations. The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services is taking the lead in distributing assistance with the goal of guiding people through the long road to recovery. Long-term recovery group meeting for LA County to discuss the recovery process are underway. The service statistics for The Salvation Army to date are as follows:

(Last Update: 12/26/2018)

  • Financial assistance valued at $219,733 to 1,168 individuals in 502 households.
  • More than 1,184 meals, 1,518 snacks and 1,644 beverages served to evacuation centers and through mobile feeding canteens.
  • Distributed 144 personal air purifiers, 54 bags of ice and 22 clean-up kits.
  • More than 1,180 hours of service from Officers, Staff Members and Volunteers.
  • 27 persons prayed with and 91 persons contacted

For people affected by the wildfires looking for assistance, there are two assistance centers currently open:

Malibu Courthouse (23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265) - Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Conrad L. Hilton Foundation (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91362) - Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM


The Salvation Army in Orange County is on call 24/7

We are equipped to respond to any emergency or disaster within the communities in which we serve, as well as on a regional, national and international level. Any major disaster will trigger an organized response by The Salvation Army and our emergency trained responders, working closely with government agencies and other response organizations to provide disaster relief, resources and services.

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