Salvation Army continues support during Lilac Fire

Dec 10, 2017 | by Rachael Fowler

Providing care to evacuees and fire survivors at Local Assistance Center

San Diego, CA (December 10, 2017) – In response to the Lilac Fire, The Salvation Army will participate at a Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Vista Library on Monday, December 11 to serve those affected by the fire.

The Lilac Fire in North County has held a steady 4,100 acres burned and is now 60% contained. The fire destroyed over 182 structures, and caused hundreds of people to evacuate.

The LAC is located at the Vista Library at 700 Eucalyptus Avenue in Vista, California 92084 and will open at 9:00am on Monday. Those affected by the fires and in need of services can to come to the LAC and meet a network of organizations, which offer a variety of services.

As a participant in the LAC, The Salvation Army will provide temporary housing assistance, thrift store vouchers, emergency food assistance, Walmart gift cards and Home Depot gift cards.

The Salvation Army’s canteen will arrive around 8:00am on Monday and serve coffee, water and snacks to those waiting for the LAC. The canteen will be present all day long.

On Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8, The Salvation Army provided water, food, ice, shovels, rakes, tubs, eye hooks and phone chargers to volunteers and evacuees at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

To support The Salvation Army and their fire relief efforts, go to, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Those wishing to help can:

  • Drop change, dollars or a check into the Red Kettles
  • Give online at
  • Mail a check to The Salvation Army, 2320 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
  • Drop off clothing and household donations at any Salvation Army Thrift Store or Drop Box

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