The Salvation Army of Anderson COVID-19 Statement

Mar 17, 2020

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3/31/20

The Salvation Army is doing everything we can to serve people across the state while Social Distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Walmart, we have created a registry to help our community during this COVID-19 Crisis.

All items purchased fro this registry will be delivered directly to The Salvation Army Anderson Corps and distributed to those in need.

Click the link below to see how you can help without having to step outside!

https://www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood/8391c948-a9f8-41f7-a53f-79798cda7514/view

 

3/17/20

The Salvation Army of Anderson, Indiana is working closely with state and local agencies to address the COVID-19 outbreak.  Across the country, trained Salvation Army Emergency Response staff are on standby to assist if requested.

Ensuring the safety of those who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services, along with the safety of staff and volunteers, it is of utmost priority.  We are closely tracking progress through the Center for Disease Control reporting and distributing prevention guidance to all staff, employees, volunteers, and program participants on proper hygiene and prevention.

  • The Salvation Army Indiana Division is currently preparing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, closely following guidelines issues from government officials.

  • The Salvation Army is providing emotional and spiritual care to individuals and families during this crisis to calm fears and provide a ministry of hope and encouragement.

  • The Salvation Army has increased its cleaning efforts at all its facilities, including our residential facilities and kitchens.  Our staff is regularly cleaning and disinfecting in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • The Salvation Army deeply cares for all staff, employees, volunteers and program participants.  We are distributing prevention guidance on proper hygiene and prevention.

  • The Salvation Army would like to remind everyone that the preventative measures put in place are to ensure everyone’s safety, health, and wellbeing.

  • The Salvation Army remains in communication with local officials and will work in close partnership to prepare and respond to meet the needs of communities across Indiana.

  • The Salvation Army has been serving Indiana since 1883 and will continue to do so in His name without discrimination.

  • For more information about COVID-19 and how to prevent it, visit the CDC website

In light of the COVID19 epidemic, please note the following updates and or changes to our Corps and Social Services Programming here at The Anderson Salvation Army at 1516 Meridian Street:

SUNDAY

10 am Sunday School classes will still meet in groups of 10 or less. We will divide the groups as necessary.

11 am Worship Services CANCELED until further notice. A United Divisional Service is in process of being planned. An update will be provided.

Mon-Thurs        

Pastoral Care (no appointments 3/23-4/6)

Social Services (no appointments 3/23-4/1)

Wednesday      

10:30 am Women’s Ministry- We are still meeting at this time

4 pm W.O.W Youth Programming canceled till further notice

SOCIAL SERVICES:

Mon-Thurs 9 am-3 pm (No Social Services 3/23-4/1)

Baby Pantry Mon-Thurs 9am -12 pm

Food Pantry (Please note below) Last Tuesday each month- Current will be March 31st 9 am-2:30 pm

  1. Do not come to our front door. Traffic will be directed through our parking lot, to back of building and the double gym doors for distribution that day.

  2. Do not exit cars. We will approach you and place food in your vehicle.

  3. Clients on foot will be give their food through the back as well. Pedestrians, as well as vehicles need to proceed with caution for everyone’s safety.

Food Pantry Volunteers:

We are asking for strong, healthy volunteers on the 30th at 10am to help pack the bags in preparation for the next day’s distribution.

We are also requesting help on the 31st during our distribution. If you could arrive at 8:30 am, it would be greatly appreciated.

Although we do appreciate the service of our older volunteers, we are asking that those who normally help us who are now in the frail and vulnerable category, to please remain at home this day. We desire to keep you healthy for service when this crisis has passed.

 


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