EDS on scene of 2 wildfires in Wisconsin

Apr 14, 2023

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EDS on scene of 2 wildfires in Wisconsin
Volunteers providing food, hydration to first responders

Juneau County/Monroe County, WI – The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan was called out by Emergency Management after two wildfires in the northern part of the state Thursday. One wildfire location was near Necedah, WI, and another near Ft. McCoy, WI.

Our Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team is currently on the scene with our Wausau and La Crosse canteens (mobile feeding units) providing food and hydration to first responders and community members.

Meals include bananas, string cheese, cookies, chips and a hotdog or sandwich. As of Thursday morning, 3,680 drinks, 736 meals and 150 snacks have been served.

EDS staff and volunteers are also helping assist residents with shelter and emotional and spiritual care.

We will provide more details as they become available.


About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.

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