The Salvation Army has been working to serve the first responders who have been fighting wildfires across the state and the affected families, during some of the most volatile fire growth situations since 2006.

More than 120,000 acres have been burned across the state, and the Salvation Army has been providing basic needs for families burned out of their homes, and the firefighters who have been trying to quash the raging flames.

The group’s Rapid Response Unit and Disaster Canteen from Lubbock drove two hours east to serve those affected by the blazes in Matador and Dickens. Sixty meals were provided in the area, and 30 to 40 of

the firefighters and policemen received water and food from their Disaster Canteen in Dickens.

The organization was established in 1865, and they say that 83 cents of every dollar spent is to carry out their services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

As always, Monetary donations are welcome, and can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by visiting www.salvationarmyusa.org.