Atlanta, GA: The Salvation Army’s work persists around the globe, even as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts daily life. In the Southern Territory, service continues in varied forms, with communities coming together for the greater good.
With the help of FitTeam Ballpark, Whole Foods and Palm Beach Harvest, The Salvation Army distributed food, using modified safety protocols, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Volunteers were key in the drive-thru food service, including Port of Palm Beach commissioner Katherine Waldron. More than 100 families were served in a single, with the expectation that number will grow in the coming months.
The Salvation Army of Mountain Home, Arkansas recently coordinated with a local restaurant, Mel’s Diner, to deliver a special meal for those in need. The restaurant provided food, with The Salvation Army utilizing a mobile feeding unit to serve the meals in coordinated fashion. More than 130 families were served within an hour and families were greeted with a written devotional and coloring sheets issued for children.
Personal hygiene is key to combating the COVID-19 pandemic and, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, The Salvation Army is partnering with the Cumberland County Department of Public Health and local vendors to provide hand-washing stations. These stations will be available on a 24-7 basis across downtown Fayetteville, including two stations positioned outside The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter in the community.
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.