Mercedes-Benz, coalition convoy supplies to Salvation Army shelter

Three vehicles left Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters in a convoy, Wednesday. The drivers were on a mission from Sandy Springs to the Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Red Shield Shelter in downtown Atlanta. Their vehicles were loaded with 500 kits of donated healthcare supplies to help a homeless shelter run by the Salvation Army meet the demand during the coronavirus outbreak.

The donated packages of face masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, toilet tissue and hand sanitizer are increasingly needed, said Sgt. Janeane Schmidt, who oversees the shelter, which accepts those in need of a safe place to stay.

“Anything we do on the preventive side helps,” said Schmidt. “We have ramped up…

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Salvation Army will “continue to fulfill their mission” in wake of COVID-19

While many organizations in the area may be closing their doors in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Salvation Army wants the public to know they’re not turning anyone away.

Captain Rebecca Sullivan says the shelter will remain open and is operating at normal hours.

“Someone walks into these doors, that they still have something to eat,” Sullivan said. “And they also have a bed to lay their head down.”

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Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman pledges $125K to local charities

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman is the latest sports figure offering support amid the coronavirus global pandemic.

The Braves announced the first baseman has pledged to donate $125,000 to several community organizations who are trying to help support families in need and employees out of work as schools and businesses close amid mass efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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Braves’ Freddie Freeman donating $125K to community amid coronavirus outbreak

 As if we needed another reason to be Braves’ fans: This is something we can all root for.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is donating $125,000 as the state and nation combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s the breakdown of the major donation, according to the Atlanta Braves:

  • $50,000 donation to Atlanta Food Bank
  • $50,000 donation to Giving Kitchen
  • $25,000 donation to Salvation Army

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Braves 1B Freeman matching Ryan’s donation

Another Atlanta sports star is following the lead of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he’ll match Ryan’s donation of $50,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which distributes food to the needy, and $50,000 to the Giving Kitchen, which aides food service workers who are financially hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, Freeman says he’ll donate another $25,000 to the Salvation Army.

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to donate $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters to combat Coronavirus

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has pledged to donate $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters and programs to help combat the Coronavirus epidemic.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Freeman will give $50,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance to food service workers, and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.

This is an incredibly kind gesture from Freddie and one that will impact thousands of lives in the Atlanta area. The Braves have also donated $1 million along with every other MLB club to assist workers impacted by COVID-19. Here’s hoping more of Freddie’s colleagues around the league join him in giving to the organizations that help so many in large cities.

As for actual baseball, it does not appear we are anywhere close to games resuming on the fields. Reports have indicated Memorial Day was best-case scenario for MLB, but as each day passes that seems less and less likely. Stay healthy, everyone.

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Freddie Freeman pledges several donations toward coronavirus relief

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won’t step up to the plate for the foreseeable future, but he did step up in helping his community on Wednesday.

Freeman pledged to donate $50,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen and $25,000 to the Salvation Army in an effort to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Salvation Army closing Augusta Kroc Center, family stores

The Salvation Army of Augusta will be closing the Kroc Center and both Family Stores beginning Wednesday.

A news release states that it hopes to reopen them April 1. The decision to temporarily close follows the recommendation provided by local health officials.

“During this brief pause, The Salvation Army will be working hard to deep clean and sanitize their facilities to ensure a great reopening,” the release states. “This will ensure steady work and no lapse in income for The Salvation Army’s faithful team members.”

The Salvation Army of Augusta is currently in need of…

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The Salvation Army of Augusta COVID19 Response

The Salvation Army of Augusta and its state headquarters are continuing to monitor the coronavirus (COVID19) situation and work with local authorities. The Center of Hope, The Salvation Army of Augusta’s emergency shelter, has implemented its Community Emergency Protocol and will remain open to serve those in need. Shelter guests will receive daily extensions at the Center of Hope until the end of the crisis. All other shelter policies are still in effect. Shelter guests who are ill must seek medical attention before being checked in. Appropriate documentation must be presented for reentry into the shelter. Walk-in hours are suspended until further notice. Shelter fees will be waived through the end of March.

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Augusta Kroc Center closes community center, implementing emergency protocols

The Salvation Army Kroc Center will close its community center and will be open to members only.

The membership side of Kroc Center will close at 6 p.m every night for deep cleaning, according to a statement issued by Salvation Army spokesman Chris Bailey. The Kroc Center will be disinfected from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.

All group classes have been canceled or postponed until further notice.

These measures by the Salvation Army are in defense against potential coronavirus infections…

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