Salvation Army leaders ‘find a way to help’ those in need

Like so many nonprofits, the Salvation Army of Whitfield, Murray and Gordon County has faced the pressure of increased demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic while also contending with diminished donations.

“We never close, and we never stop serving people, but we had to (figure out) how to keep our employees and clients safe,” said Capt. Arnaldo Pena. For example, “we normally meet in person with every client, but we switched to (doing it) by phone” due to the pandemic, although the organization’s staff later transitioned back to face-to-face meetings while observing social distancing and wearing masks.

During the pandemic, “we’ve seen…

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