June 11, 2008
Salvation Army helping out
Update: The Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross is planning to close the shelter at Sheldon High School for victims of the Jackson Highway fire at 12 p.m. Thursday.

Red Cross volunteers and staff will continue to provide other services as needed, states a news release.


The Salvation Army has deployed volunteers, mobile canteens and disaster crews to help assist firefighters and fire victims.

Volunteers have set up a mobile cafeteria on Gerber Road near the scene of the Jackson Highway fire, which near Jackson and Excelsior Roads. The facility will serve dinner, snacks and drinks to first responders, disaster workers and fire survivors, a Salvation Army news release states.

Volunteers and monetary donations are needed to help fire survivors. For more information, go to www.tsatoday.org or call (800) SAL-ARMY.