Atlanta, GA: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make a sweeping impact around the globe, but The Salvation Army remains committed to its mission. In the Southern Territory, the aim to meet human need in His name without discrimination persists and arrives in a variety of ways.
In order to meet a growing need in their community, the Salvation Army of Greater Winston–Salem has begun a food delivery service to seniors without transportation. This population is not only at greater risk of virus contraction, but food security is also a significant issue. Canteen service provides home delivery to individuals and families, all while practicing social distancing.
In Johnson City, Tennessee, The Salvation Army is distributing “Club 316 in a box” kits to help youth stay engaged. Kits include six weeks of educational material for young people, with daily devotionals, bible lessons and a science project also in the package. Though schools in the area are continuing to serve lunches for children, snacks were distributed for each child with the goal of alleviating some of the extra financial burden for local families.
Face masks are critical in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and The Salvation Army of Pasco County, Florida is doing its part to help. A group of employees began making these masks during lunch breaks, but the project has grown to members of the women’s ministry program in New Port Richey. Masks have been provided to nurses, hospice care providers, bank tellers, mail carriers, domestic violence shelter residents, the elderly, homeless populations and the local sheriff’s office.
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.