Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the hardships of our neighbors are rising at an exponential rate, and we’re serving hundreds of individuals who’ve never needed our help before.
We’re feeding 10,000 people per week at 13 drive-through food pantries throughout our five-county region. We are also delivering meals to families in low-income neighborhoods and homebound seniors.
We’re housing 1,300 people per week at six shelters and housing facilities that have moved to all-day operations so those without homes have safe and clean places to quarantine. We continue to monitor and evolve how we protect the health of those we serve and those who serve alongside us.
Because of increased efforts to care for our neighbors and lost revenue from Family Store closings, special event cancellations, and government contract changes, we are projecting that an additional $6 million will be needed over the next six months to continue to meet the increased demand we’re experiencing.
We need support to continue providing for neighbors in need – those whose wages are now gone, who need to secure food, reestablish homes, and stabilize.
Financial contributions are most needed to provide immediate needs like food and shelter, but contact your local Salvation Army if you’re interested in learning about virtual volunteer opportunities.
With your help, we will continue to be a source of help and hope during uncertain times.