Lubbock Salvation Army on standby for Bastrop Co. wildfire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock Salvation Army on standby for Bastrop Co. wildfire

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Salvation Army of Lubbock is currently on standby to serve exhausted firefighters battling the fire in Bastrop County.

Six Salvation Army mobile feeding units are providing snacks, drinks and meals to emergency responders battling the largest fire just east of the Texas Capital, Austin.

The fire has forced at least 5,000 people to evacuate and burned more than 1,700 homes. The fire is now 30% contained and devastated more than 35,000 acres in Central Texas.

If The Lubbock Army is dispatched, they will relieve other volunteers who have been on site for more than a week.

Since Monday, other Salvation Army units have served 9,794 drinks, 2,299 snacks and 672 meals. Every day the Army feeds four meals to each firefighter. The Army has severed everything from cokes to hot dogs. They say the firefighters like anything on the go.

It is anticipated that the Salvation Army unites will remain in Bastrop County at least until Monday morning and potentially beyond.

If you would like to donate to the Army go to Salvationarmylubbock.org

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