The Salvation Army is Adapting Service Delivery Meeting Emerging Need of COVID-19

Atlanta, GA: Across the globe, The Salvation Army is adapting service delivery to meet the emerging need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That extends to the work in the USA Southern Territory, with the aim to serve others in human need in His name without discrimination persisting.

In Corpus Christi, Texas, The Salvation Army is appropriately adjusting its current services due to COVID-19, including a drive-thru food pantry to serve those in need of food on a weekly basis. In addition, The Salvation Army recently received a substantial grant from the Texas Veterans Commission to directly support rent assistance for veterans, their dependents and surviving spouses. This funding will allow the continuing transition of homeless veterans into safe and secure accommodations through The Salvation Army’s rapid rehousing and homeless prevention programs in the region.

With need increasing due to school closings and rapidly rising unemployment in the region, The Salvation Army of Birmingham, Alabama is standing in the gap. In addition to other services, The Salvation Army is distributing food and groceries, via a drive-thru method, each Wednesday and Thursday at the local Center of Hope location. Distribution commences at 9 am local time, with social distancing guidelines in place to ensure safe delive

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Cafe in Hot Springs, Arkansas remains one of only two non-profit daily feeding operations in the area, with other local entities suspending operations during the pandemic. This service includes a nightly dinner service, Monday through Friday, in addition to a Sunday lunch distribution. Approximately 100 individuals are served each evening, with numbers growing as local need increases

Continuing a Blog Post written by Brad Rowland, Staff Writer, Southern Spirit Newspaper

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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.

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Source: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org