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…

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The Salvation Army of Savannah Receives $250,000 Donation from the Savannah Community Foundation

The Savannah Community Foundation has donated $250,000 from a donor-advised fund to The Salvation Army of Savannah. This generous donation from an anonymous donor will help The Salvation Army (TSA) build for the future as it anticipates further increases in a need for its services in the aftermath of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

$150,000 of this donation will go towards the…

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400 families fed during Salvation Army food distribution

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The Salvation Army fed over 400 families during their latest food distribution. Cars filled the parking lot of the Albany Civic Center on Thursday to get a box of food during these uncertain times. Salvation Army Captain Rebecca Sullivan said she encourages people to continue to listen to local government.

“We are all in this together, so it…

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Behind the scenes as Augusta’s Kroc Center gets ready to reopen May 4th

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)– After six weeks of being closed in the coronavirus pandemic, the Kroc Community Center is ready to welcome back its members.

WJBF crews got a behind the scenes look at what it takes to get a massive community center up to strict sanitation standards set by The Salvation Army Headquarters in Atlanta and the State of Georgia, and enforced by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Once the RCSO gave the ok, we were allowed…

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Salvation Army of Savannah receives grant from Wells Fargo

The Salvation Army of Savannah has received a $2,500 grant from Wells Fargo to support funds to help families facing an unstable housing situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced Tuesday, April 28.

Due to the pandemic, The Salvation Army has experienced a much greater demand for emergency financial assistance, housing and homeless services. Donations like this from Wells Fargo will help the organization continue providing crucial aid to many families who have nowhere else to turn, the organization said.

“I am delighted at the spirit of…

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Kettle Krush 5K becomes virtual Race in Place broadcast

Due to current coronavirus shelter-in-place restrictions, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary has revised plans for its annual Kettle Krush 5K walk/run fundraiser so the race can go on – just in a different format.

The event will now be a Race in Place awards event broadcast on Facebook Live ( on May 16 at 9 a.m. that can be viewed from the comfort of everyone’s own homes…

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Bainbridge Salvation Army continues serving public in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) – The Salvation Army in Bainbridge is continuing to serve the community daily.

The retail store has been closed for almost a month now, and they’re no longer taking donations of goods, but they’re still doing everything they can to make sure anyone in need is taken care of. Director Merreann McDonald said they decided to set up something new to handle any donations coming in. 

“I came up with a little text 10 challenge that I…

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South Ga. nonprofit gives [The Salvation Army of Valdosta] funding

VALDOSTA – A handful of local nonprofits were tapped to receive grants recently from the COVID-19 Relief Fund via the Community Foundation of South Georgia.

The Thomasville-based agency announced in a statement Monday it plans to distribute 40 grants totaling $200,000; six Valdosta organizations are scheduled to receive some of the money.

Break Bread Together, Living Bridges Ministry, the Salvation Army Valdosta, Second Harvest of South Georgia, the Greater Valdosta United Way and Valdosta YMCA.

Lt. Chris Thomas of the Salvation Army said being overjoyed with being chosen as a recipient is an understatement, adding there are no words to express…

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Salvation Army receives food donation

VALDOSTA – The Salvation Army received a pleasant surprise when 2nd Lt. Jack Nieves pulled up to the social services office bearing gift boxes.

“Well it wasn’t because it’s Christmas time, it was due to the timing of the COVID-19 pandemic and these boxes contained much needed food for the many families that enter the doors of The Salvation Army daily in need of sustenance for their families,” according to a statement from The Salvation Army.

Nieves had completed…

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Salvation Army of Savannah receives $20,000 from International Paper Foundation, Landings Landlovers

The Salvation Army of Savannah has received two International Paper Foundation grants totaling $10,000, from the company’s Savannah and Port Wentworth mills to assist those who are most in need in our community during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release from The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army also received a $10,000 donation from the Landings Landlovers club, according to a statement from the club.

Part of the International Paper Foundation funding will support the Salvation Army’s nightly meal service which welcomes anybody who needs a meal to collect the prepared food from 4:30 to 6 p.m. daily at its Center of Hope, 3100 Montgomery St.

These grants will also help…

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