Salvation Army Of Savannah Partners With Walmart’s Registry For Good Campaign To Provide Urgent Support For Community

The Salvation Army of Savannah has increased efforts to meet urgent human needs in the greater Savannah community in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and is in urgent need of supplies to support people in their shelters and community centers. The Salvation Army has partnered with Walmart and their new Registry for Good campaign which is designed to help local nonprofits obtain these urgent provisions for those most in need in our community.

These non-perishable and toiletry items will go to support…

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Salvation Army Gwinnett County Corps seeing requests for assistance rising amid COVID-19 outbreak

The multiple bare shelves in the food pantry at the Salvation Army Gwinnett County Corps on Friday morning showed the impact that the outbreak of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 has had on the organization.

The shelves were not bare because…

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Prayer group donates more than 1,000 eggs to Salvation Army

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Members of the Band of Brothers made a donation of over 1,000 eggs to the Salvation Army on Montgomery Street on Friday.

According to Major Paul Egan with the Salvation Army, the help is very much appreciated as the organization tries to fulfill its mission through the disruption, saying, “We house about 70 people every night. A lot of people have tried to get away from here. We tried to get them back to as many homes as long as they’re safe and healthy from them or with family…”

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Local food banks are struggling

ATLANTA (CBS46) – Families across Georgia are not able to afford essential items needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But right now food banks are struggling to serve, so they are stepping up efforts to serve those in need.

Local and national non-profits are struggling to meet peoples needs as the coronavirus sickens thousands of people and forces layoffs and school closures.

The Salvation Army has…

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$30K given to agencies impacted by COVID-19

VALDOSTA – The money will be split between the Second Harvest of South Georgia, Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, the Salvation Army, American Red Cross of South Georgia, The Haven and Living Bridges Ministry.

Some of the agencies have expressed a need as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread rampantly through…

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Salvation Army seeks assistance from community for social services program

Changing its Facebook cover photo to the words “Hope is greater than fear” March 20, The Salvation Army’s Cartersville Corps is providing assistance and words of comfort to those impacted by COVID-19.

“All of our corps programs — church programs — have been postponed till the Bartow County leaders tell us it is OK to resume,” Salvation Army Capt. Ruth Kenyon said. “Our social services — food pantry and utility assistance — are now…

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For 73 people, Salvation Army shelter is home for the duration of outbreak

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Although a Salvation Army shelter in Augusta remains open, dozens of people won’t be leaving it until the coronavirus crisis has ended.

The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope — with a shelter and soup kitchen — is operating on a quarantine protocol. Salvation Army officials said 73 people, including four families, are living there for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Families and residents of the shelter are provided…

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The Salvation Army Increases Efforts to Meet Community Needs and Announces Closure of Thrift Stores

The Salvation Army, the nation’s largest social services organization with more than 7,600 service locations across the country, is increasing efforts to meet urgent human needs in the greater Savannah community. In response to health concerns regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the organization has modified its service delivery protocols to ensure that the immediate needs of community members, first responders, and government partners are met. At the same time, The Salvation Army Savannah has announced that all of the organization’s family thrift stores in the Georgia Division are closed until further notice in line with public health recommendations.

The closure of thrift shops will be a major loss of much-needed income for The Salvation Army Savannah, with the organization typically making approximately $15,000 every week…

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Albany LIberty House director anticipates an increase in domestic violence cases due to pandemic

The Salvation Army of Albany also is continuing to offer shelter and two meals a day.

Capt. James Sullivan said the local Salvation Army closed its thrift store last week and shut down its warehouse operation.

Sullivan said the organization also has altered the way meals are served. Instead of eating in the dining area, meals are served outdoors, with clients keeping a safe distance between each other as food is served.

“We have seen an increase,” Sullivan said. “We’re feeding about 45 or 50 people a day, breakfast and dinner.”

The Place 4 Hope, part of the Salvation Army’s operation that offers people a place to get on the internet, make phone calls and wash clothes, also has remained open.

Employees also are screening individuals who stay at the shelter with a list of health questions and having them maintain a safe distance apart, Sullivan said.

“We’re just trying to protect people through distancing, making sure we have plenty of hand sanitizer, letting them wash their hands,” he said.

Salvation Army soup kitchen moving to Kroc Center

The Salvation Army, which is feeding around 100 residents at its downtown shelter, will relocate its soup kitchen to the Kroc Center on Tuesday.

The move is in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, metro Augusta had 20 cases, while the Georgia total jumped from 620 to 772 overnight.

Plans are being finalized to relocate the soup kitchen from the Center of Hope homeless shelter to the Kroc Center, spokesman Chris Bailey said.

To maintain social distancing, “we are still working out the details, but we are talking about making it a drive-through,” he said.

The Kroc Center also will create a way for those in need of food to walk up and get it, he said.

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