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Arizona's wildfire season is here, find out how to help

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 14:04:28-04

As temperatures rise across Arizona, the potential for devastating wildfires soars. In fact,  we have already seen several around the state, and it is just the beginning of June.

A wet winter has meant more fuel for fires, and it will only get worse as the summer heat dries things out until the monsoon rains come.

The Salvation Army wants to be ready to help bring comfort and care to Arizonans affected by wildfire and support the men and women who fight the flames.

"The Salvation Army is devoted to providing relief during emergencies in our communities," said Lt Colonel Kelly Pontsler, Salvation Army Southwest Divisional Commander. "Wildfires can be devastating to those affected, and it is our mission to administer healing in such trying times."

Last year, the group provided more than 1,000 meals to firefighters, volunteers, and victims of wildfires.

But, it's your donations that make their work possible.

During the month of June, you can make those donations at the register at 115 Bashas', AJ's Fine Foods, or Food City locations around Arizona.

More information, including store locations, can be found at SalvationArmyFireReliefAZ.org.