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  • For 73 people, Salvation Army shelter is home for the duration of outbreak March 26, 2020
    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, […]
  • The Salvation Army Increases Efforts to Meet Community Needs and Announces Closure of Thrift Stores March 25, 2020
    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 […]
  • Albany LIberty House director anticipates an increase in domestic violence cases due to pandemic March 25, 2020
    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, […]
  • Salvation Army soup kitchen moving to Kroc Center March 24, 2020
    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 […]
  • Local churches work to create human connections with congregations March 23, 2020
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – People across the country are working to adapt to a “new normal,” including local congregations. Some places of worship use online platforms as a routine part of their weekly gatherings but many local church leaders in Savannah say they’re now relying on technology to connect without losing members. Most traditional church […]
  • Savannah Salvation Army holds outdoor church service during coronavirus March 23, 2020
    In Savannah, church services are strained in the time of the coronavirus COVID-19. Congregations are, by nature, a tightly knit group of people coming together to worship in close proximity to each other — the opposite of the minimum distance recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But on Sunday, about 20 worshipers […]
  • The Salvation Army spokesman on continuing operation amid COVID-19 March 23, 2020
    The Salvation Army is distributing pre-packaged meals and pre-prepared food bags amid COVID-19 pandemic; National spokesman for The Salvation Army USA, Dale Bannon joins ‘America’s News HQ.’ Watch video now The post The Salvation Army spokesman on continuing operation amid COVID-19 appeared first on The Salvation Army Georgia.
  • The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman makes donation, third base competition and more March 19, 2020
    On Tuesday all 30 Major League teams donated $1 million to assist workers impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Wednesday, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman continued with the good deeds pledging $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters and programs to help combat the Coronavirus epidemic. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Freeman will donate $50,000 to Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving […]
  • Mercedes-Benz, coalition convoy supplies to Salvation Army shelter March 19, 2020
    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 […]
  • Salvation Army will “continue to fulfill their mission” in wake of COVID-19 March 19, 2020
    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 […]