Atlanta, GA: The Salvation Army’s work continues in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, with persistent service for those in need. In the Southern Territory, many communities are banding together for the greater good.
The Salvation Army is shifting the way it provides service in Birmingham, Alabama, but the mission of meeting human need in His name without discrimination continues. Food assistance is being dispersed through a drive-thru distribution method, with adapted eligibility requirements to help as many families as possible. Beyond the meeting of physical need, The Salvation Army is providing remote emotional and spiritual care through a publicly available phone number.
In Fayettevile, Arkansas, a new approach to youth programming was implemented starting last week. Youth ministry bags were put together, including activities, snacks and a handwritten note from an employee of The Salvation Army, with officers and staff deploying to two neighborhoods for distribution. More than 70 individuals were reached in the first mobile neighborhood outreach ministry, with plans in place to continue this vital ministry.
Though The Salvation Army in Bradenton, Florida temporarily suspended its weekly community dinner out of an abundance of caution, the effort has shifted to an outdoor distribution that includes to-go packages. The dinner dispersal adheres to CDC social distancing guidelines, with mobile handwashing stations put in place to give people the best opportunity to maintain optimal hygiene while handling their own food items.
Continuing a regular Plog Post written by Brad Rowland, Staff Writer, The Southern Spirit Newspaper
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.