Wallow Fire Relief: How you can help


by Blanca Esparza-Pap


Posted on June 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 15 at 4:04 PM

PHOENIX - 3TV has partnered with Bashas' Family of Stores and The Salvation Army on a relief campaign to support the families impacted by the Wallow Fire. Starting today people can go into any Bashas', AJs or Food City location across the state and make a monetary donation to the Wallow Fire Relief Effort. 

All of the money will go to The Salvation Army as they provide disaster relief services to our neighbors in eastern Arizona.

Currently the most urgent need is for financial donations to assist those who have been displaced by the fire.

Find a Bashas', AJs Fine Foods or Food City location near you.

Another option to help those affected is to make a donation to the Red Cross. The Grand Canyon Chapter has already sent an Emergency Response Vehicle packed with supplies to Eastern Arizona, but the longer the fire goes on and the longer evacuees are out of their homes, the more will be needed.

Animals are also in need of help. The City of Gilbert has donation centers set up at:

Town Hall, Municipal Building I, 50 E. Civic Center Drive (Gilbert and Warner Roads) (Monday-Friday, 8 – 5)

Fire administrative headquarters at 85 E. Civic Center Drive (Monday – Thursday, 7 – 6)

Police Headquarters at 75 E. Civic Center Drive (open 24 hours/7 days a week)

Santan Police Substation at South Area Service Center, (Monday – Friday, 7 – 5)

Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road (Monday – Friday 5:15 am – 10 pm, Saturday 7 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am –
5 pm)
McQueen Park Activity Center, 510 N. Horne Street (Monday – Friday 8 am– 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm)

Villa La PAWS is collecting supplies too from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their two pet resorts, 10640 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix (Paradise Hills Shopping Center, northwest corner 32nd St. & Shea) and 2734 W. Bell Road, Phoenix (Bell Canyon Pavilions, northwest corner Bell Rd. & I-17). For additional information, call Villa La PAWS at 602-442-7833 or PACC911 at 602-992-4779.

Animal donations will be taken Saturday to the Apache County Fairgrounds in St. Johns where the Round Valley Animal Rescue volunteer group has set up to care for displaced animals.

United Way Wallow Fire Fund:
The United Way of Northern Arizona has established the Wallow Fire Fund to provide individual assistance to people impacted by the fire who will face economic hardships as a result.

Funds will be distributed in accordance with UWNA standards insuring funds will be directed to qualifying agencies, which provide direct assistance to families. 100% of funds collected will be distributed.

To donate, visit www.nazunitedway.org. Click on Donate Now, select a payment option and select “Wallow Fire Fund” from the drop-down menu under the heading of Designations.

For the most up to date information from the fire lines visit azfamily.com's special wildfire section.