Atlanta, GA: Around the world, The Salvation Army is shifting and increasing service to meet the expanding need in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. That extends to the Southeastern United States, with the ever-persistent aim to help others.
The work continues in Florence, Alabama, with increased cleaning measures and extended hours for the emergency shelter. In addition, the Florence Corps is partnering with local senior living facilities to deliver prepared meals, frozen food and household goods, with The Salvation Army also delivering meals to the YMCA for distribution to first responders.
The Salvation Army of Augusta, Georgia will receive a meaningful influx of funding from the United Way, Community Foundation and CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response fund, with much of that grant going to convert the Center of Hope emergency shelter to a 24-hour facility. With the closing of local family stores, the grant is badly needed, especially with feeding increasing in the shelter. The Salvation Army is now serving three meals and two snacks per day, and the funding also helps with the need to increase staffing to meet the extended need.
A group of neighbors in St. Petersburg, Florida responded to a call to produce washable, reusable face masks in order to cut down spread of the COVID-19 virus. More than 100 colorful and washable masks were donated to The Salvation Army by the group, representing enough to provide for each resident and staff member at the local emergency shelter.
Continuing a regular Blog Post written by Brad Rowland, Staff Writer, Southern Spirit Newspaper
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