The Salvation Army Serving those Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cleveland, Ohio – (March 13, 2020): The Salvation Army corps community centers across Northeast and Northwest Ohio, continue operations to serve those in the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. “We understand that the need for food, counseling, emergency assistance and programming will continue to increase during this global crisis, and we stand ready to serve.” said Major Evan Hickman, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Northeast Ohio Division. “Safety is our top priority for our clients and staff, therefore, in compliance with state and local authorities, we have made adjustments in how we are delivering our programs, but we will continue to meet needs as long as we can.” continued Hickman.
The Salvation Army is known as one of the top agencies in the world in helping communities through disasters and major crisis. “Operating during times of disaster, concern and tragedy, is something each of our Salvation Army officers are prepared and trained to do.” said Hickman.
There are 36 Salvation Army corps community centers across Northeast and Northwest Ohio that can help individuals with emergency utility and rent assistance, provide fresh and non-perishable food items, and provide a litany of youth and adult programs. The Salvation Army is also continuing to host Sunday worship service.
For the most up to date information on program changes and expanded offerings, contact your local Salvation Army Corps. To find a location in your area, visit www.SalvationArmyOhio.org or call 216-861-8185.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.