Donations to The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit Will Be Doubled on #GivingTuesdayNow

Apr 29, 2020

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (April 29, 2020)The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity taking place on Tuesday, May 5 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. All donations, up to $25,000, to the nonprofit social services agency will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

For example, $1 becomes $2, $5 becomes $10, $50 becomes $100, etc. Contributions are tax-deductible, and all donations benefit local families and individuals in the communities they are given. You can support The Salvation Army’s effort with the COVID-19 pandemic on #GivingTuesdayNow by:

  • Texting COVID to 24365
  • Visiting www.salmich.org
  • Calling 877-SAL-MICH
  • Sending a check made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075

The Salvation Army is facing a significant increase in emergency assistance needs for low-wage employees facing layoffs, limited hours, childcare challenges and more. The nonprofit is working hard on the frontlines to provide additional food, shelter and financial support to the underserved and vulnerable population of metro Detroit while ensuring the health and safety of the public by following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

“This anonymous $25,000 matching donation demonstrates how amazing the businesses and people of metro Detroit are, even during these uncertain times,” said Lt. Colonel John Turner, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “With this assistance, paired with the generosity of our existing and consistent donors, we are confident the money raised during Giving Tuesday will significantly aid our ability to continue providing our services to the people who need it most.”

All metro Detroit corps community centers are open during normal business hours with social services phone visits by appointment only. For a list of centers, please visit The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division’s locations page.

Additional information about The Salvation Army’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found at www.salmich.org/COVID19.

About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,493,786 meals and 573,968 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.

 

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