The SQF Complex Fire has burnt more than 107,000 acres as of Tuesday. U.S. Forest Service image
Written by The Business Journal Staff
People wanting to donate items to victims of the SQF Complex Fire burning in Tulare County are being asked to drop them off at the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army has offices in Tulare and Visalia available to accept donated items such as bottled water, non-perishable food and hygiene products for the fire that has burned more than 107,000 acres as of Tuesday. The fire has closed down Sequoia National Park and caused a mandatory evacuation of the town of Three Rivers, which is popular with tourists.
It has destroyed 104 structures and threatens 1,683 more. It was 12% contained as of Tuesday.
Drop off locations:
Salvation Army, contact number: 559-687-2520
Tulare, 314 E. San Joaquin
Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed 12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, 2-5:00 p.m.
Visalia, 1501 W. Main St
Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed 12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon)
Families displaced by the SQF Complex Fire and need items can request to receive them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and they will receive a referral to go to Salvation Army to receive what they need.
Should individuals want to make a monetary donation, please access www.friendsoftularecounty.org (click on “programs” to choose the fire department or other department), www.unitedwaytc.org, and www.redcross.org.
Call 2-1-1 for more information.