Dougherty Co. Salvation Army thrift store officially closed

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Dougherty County’s only Salvation Army thrift store is now closed thanks to COVID-19.

“The store has always been going through a tough time,” said Capt. James Sullivan.

Sullivan said COVID-19 put the final nail in the coffin for the store. He said it was a heavy burden on their finances.

The store officially closed Friday.

The closure displaced…

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The Salvation Army thrift store permanently closes in Albany

After more than thirty years as part of the Albany community, The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store will be not be re-opening. The store has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that shutdown will now be permanent.

The first priority of the store was to raise funds to continue offering social services, disaster services and homeless outreach, but the current financial crisis, due in large part to the pandemic, has made it…

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Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association Partners With Salvation Army

On Friday, May 22, Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) partnered with Chatham Parkway Toyota and The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) to provide over 200 food packages to local senior citizens during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Chatham Parkway Toyota and TLMODA have partnered with The Salvation Army across the country to donate $10,000 for food items to feed seniors in need.

As people over the age of 65 are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, The Salvation Army identified the urgent need to provide food for senior citizens who are…”

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Salvation Army continues to help those impacted by COVID-19

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The Salvation Army is continuing to help people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Although a number of people are able to go back to work, the Salvation Army says they still need help getting back on their feet. There was a time when the Salvation Army was trying to help people impacted by the pandemic while also dealing with their own troubles. The pandemic forced them to…

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The Salvation Army of Augusta Receives Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Salvation Army of Augusta has received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. to aid in Covid-19 emergency assistance. The funds received from this grant will go directly towards the cost of providing meals and shelter to those impacted by Covid-19. While the Salvation Army of Augusta is providing 24/7 shelter to Seniors, families with children, and individuals seeking relief, the expanded soup kitchen, located at The Kroc Center of Augusta, is also serving two meals a day to the community.

“We are grateful to Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. for partnering with us to…

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Salvation Army’s local COVID-19 efforts get a boost from Bank of America

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — The Salvation Army of Augusta received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will go toward providing meals and shelter to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Salvation Army of Augusta’s work is essential to providing services for the homeless in our community throughout this coronavirus pandemic,” said Ora Parish, Augusta market president for Bank of America.

Maj. Douglas McClure, area commander for the Salvation Army, expressed…

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KFC to Provide Free Lunch Program Through The Salvation Army of Savannah

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will be donating hundreds of lunches to the Salvation Army of Savannah’s (TSA) shelter residents and men in their Work Therapy Rehabilitation Program. This free lunch program will run from Wednesday, May 13 to Saturday, May 16, at TSA’s community center and will feed 130 people in need every day.

“The Salvation Army is so blessed to be a conduit of the kindness of this community and the families and individuals that need it most. We are so excited to see faces light up when we serve KFC’s delicious chicken,” said Salvation Army Major Paul Egan.

KFC has assisted The Salvation Army nationwide since 1964, dating back…

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Social distancing, enhanced cleaning allowing Salvation Army to continue to help community

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The Salvation Army has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus. From expanding their shelters, to serving more food, and even shutting down their thrift stores. The Salvation Army has been there since day one. Offering shelter, food and support in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. “Folks are in all kinds of needs and we said at the very beginning, we just knew that the Salvation Army was going to be needed and so we were going…

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Salvation Army of Albany working to restock supplies for food distribution

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Food is still badly needed by people in need in Albany, according to the Salvation Army. The organization is working to obtain more emergency supplies to keep distributing food during the pandemic. Through April, and so far in May, the Salvation Army has supplied thousands of boxes of food to people in need. On Thursday it will give out the last of the food boxes it has for distribution. “Yes, the need is still here, deeply. You know, I think the city has been hit…

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Kroc Center and World Central Kitchen team up to provide food for those in need

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Kroc Center and World Central Kitchen are teaming up to provide food to those who need it during the pandemic.

The program has already fed over 20,000 people in the last 50 days.

Anyone can go to the Kroc Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day to receive a meal for no charge.

I asked Major Douglas McClure what someone had to do to take part in the program.

“Anybody can walk up here. In fact, if you got ten people in your family and you want to send a couple of people to pick up their meals, we’ll give you enough food for your family. Don’t bring everyone up here; we’re still encouraging social distancing. Come on up here and get a…

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