As of Wednesday, July 1, there are 110 active wildfires burning in Saskatchewan.
Smoky conditions continue to make fire suppression efforts difficult, forcing more than 4,000 people to evacuate several northern communities.
In response to the extreme and persisting wildfires, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Personnel are on hand providing:
- food services to 570 evacuees at Saskatoon’s Reception Centre, which includes three meals a day and snacks.
- sandwiches, snacks, drinks to hundreds of evacuees in Regina.
- breakfast to 120 people in Prince Albert.
- clothing to 500 evacuees in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina.
“There is no end in sight,” says Major Mike Hoeft of The Salvation Army. “Clothing requests are becoming significant and we are asking for donations of summer clothing. We continue to provide food services for 400-650 people at the current Reception Centre in Saskatoon and are setting up for an additional potential of 600 at a second Reception Centre.”