Atlanta, GA: The COVID-19 pandemic persists on a global scale, and The Salvation Army is seeking to help those in need during this trying time. In the Southern Territory, communities are rallying together and The Salvation Army’s work continues.
In Jacksonville, Florida, The Salvation Army assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, touching the lives of more than 180 individuals, many of whom are facing substantial need. Care packages included meat, fresh produce, canned goods and more, and the items were accumulated through a collaboration with Feeding Northeast Florida.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Memphis, Tennessee is staying connected with its 10,000 members through social media, including daily inspirational messages and fitness workouts that can be utilized in an at-home setting. In partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank, the Kroc Center is also operating as a food distribution center, with 250 families gathering for the first distribution and as many as 500 families expected for the second.
A member of the men’s ministry group from the Central Virginia Area Command invested heavily in food service by spending time grilling turkey and chicken to be delivered to families in need in the community. 40 children and 25 adults were served through the work of the ministry group, which also delivered non-perishable items for future use.
Continuing a regular 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.