Atlanta, GA: The Salvation Army’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, with the aim to meet human need in His name without discrimination. During this challenging period of life, various communities in the Southern Territory are coming together and the efforts persist.
For residents of the William Booth Garden Apartments in High Point, North Carolina, restrictions from COVID-19 changed a great deal of life, including the evaporation of weekly events that promoted the community. To step in that gap, staff from The Salvation Army distributed more than 75 care packages, including fruit cups, breakfast bars, fresh fruit and other grocery items. The packages, furnished from donations by Publix and Harris Teeter, also included toilet paper and other necessities, and they were warmly received by residents.
In Rome Georgia, The Salvation Army is stepping in to provide increased financial assistance to individuals and families facing the reality of job loss. Funds are made available through Project SHARE, a program in the Georgia Division. The Salvation Army’s shelter in Rome also continues to operate 24 hours a day and 60-70 individuals are being served in a daily feeding program.
The Salvation Army is offering curbside grocery service in Fairfax County, Virginia. Residents of the area must call to set up a pickup time, but they are provided with canned vegetables, canned meats, peanut butter, cereal, cleaning supplies and fresh produce. More than 120 families were served in the first week of the initiative, with many more anticipated in the coming days.
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.