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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Salvation Army Announces Grand Re-Openings of Family Thrift Stores

The Salvation Army Savannah (TSA) has announced that they will reopen the organization’s family thrift stores on Friday, May 15. These stores were closed in late March due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and Georgia’s public health recommendations.

The closure of thrift shops was a major loss of much needed income for The Salvation Army Savannah, with the organization typically generating…

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Salvation Army of Savannah to host grand re-opening of family thrift stores

The Salvation Army of Savannah is set to host its grand re-openings of family thrift stores.

It’s happening Friday, May 15th at 10 a.m.

In a news release sent to WJCL Thursday, representatives noted family thrift stores were closed in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Georgia’s public health recommendations.

Salvation Army of Savannah also says the closure of the thrift shops was a major loss of much-needed income for the group.

The group says it typically…

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Savannah’s Salvation Army thrift stores set to reopen Friday

Savannah’s Salvation Army leaders announced the planned reopening of the organization’s thrift stores on Friday, May 15, after these shops were closed in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Salvation Army press release issued Wednesday, May 13.

The Salvation Army Savannah typically generates one-third of their yearly budget from their four area stores. Funds raised from store sales support individuals entering the…

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Savannah’s Salvation Army thrift stores plan to reopen Friday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Salvation Army Savannah (TSA) announced they plan to reopen their family thrift stores on Friday.

The thrift stores closed in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Georgia’s public health recommendations.

According to the Salvation Army, the closure of the shops meant a large loss of income for the organization.

The organization says the four area stores typically generate one-third of their yearly budget.

Funds raised from store sales support individuals entering the Salvation Army’s 6-month Work Therapy Rehabilitation Program (CSRC).

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Savannah’s Salvation Army and Feed The Hungry Partner to ‘Feed Our City’

Savannah’s Salvation Army (TSA) has partnered with local agency, Feed The Hungry and Georgia State Representative Carl Gilliard from Garden City to host a ‘Feed Our City’ event this weekend. 3,000 meals will be available to those in need, as well as food for their animal companions, in our community on Saturday, May 9 starting at noon at TSA’s Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd. Savannah.

Socially distanced food preparation will be undertaken by…

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Savannah Salvation Army, Feed the Hungry partner to host Feed Our City event Saturday

The Savannah Salvation Army will partner with Feed The Hungry and Georgia State Rep. Carl Gilliard, Garden City, to host a Feed Our City event starting at noon Saturday, May 9.

About 3,000 meals will be available to those in need, as well as food for their animal companions, at the Salvation Army Community Center, 3000 Bee Road, according to a press release on Wednesday, May 6.

Volunteers will observe socially distanced food preparation on the day before…

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Anonymous $250,000 donation to help the Salvation Army’s response to coronavirus pandemic

The Salvation Army of Savannah said on Monday, May 5, that it has received a $250,000 donation through the Savannah Community Foundation. The donation is from an anonymous donor to help build for the future as it anticipates further increases in a need for its services in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Salvation Army.

In the press release, the nonprofit agency said that $150,000 of the donation will go towards the urgently needed renovation of Salvation Army’s Community Center on Bee Road where the roof of the 27-year-old building is in a serious condition of disrepair and is impacting on its future as a safe gathering place.

Due to the pandemic, the community center is currently being used as an…

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