ST. LOUIS, May 15, 2020 – The Salvation Army, the nation’s largest social services organization with more than 7,600 service locations across the country, is increasing efforts to meet human need. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has evolved service delivery to ensure that immediate needs of community members, first responders, and government partners are met.
The Salvation Army Midland Division is working closely with state agencies to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain in regular communication with local emergency management agencies and managers in local communities throughout the Midland Division, which includes Missouri and Southern Illinois.
The Salvation Army staff, volunteers along with The National Guard will distribute pre-packed food boxes and supplies to the public on 9am-4pm, Saturday, May 16th at the Chesterfield Mall (old Sears location) 291 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield Mall and the second distribution of food and supplies will happen be 9am-4pm on Saturday, May 23rd at The Salvation Army St. Clair County, East St. Louis Community Center 616 N 16th St., East St. Louis.
This distribution was made possible by The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, Edgewell Personal Care, Emerson, St. Louis Community Foundation, Tarlton, The Staenberg Group and the United Way.
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.