The Salvation Army Evansville Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Jul 29, 2020 | by Loren Carter

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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 from this registry will be delivered directly to The Salvation Army Evansville Corps and distributed to those in need. 

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


The Salvation Army of Evansville, 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 is continuing to serve its lunch meal (soup kitchen), Monday – Friday each week.  We are preparing takeout meals in that congregate meals will not be taking place in The Salvation Army facility.

  • The Salvation Army is preparing Food Boxes from our Pantry for families in need.  This will be done with very limited contact through pre-boxed food set by family size. 

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


The funds listed below were given out in assistance for those that have lost their jobs during Covid-19 , or where their hours were significantly reduced, and for those that were not receiving unemployment benefits .We've seen people in so many fields  including: retail, self-employed in businesses like barbers, beauticians, home care providers, housekeeping, waitresses, health care workers, and babysitters to name a few.

Since March 15, 2020, we have assisted 481 families with $206,949.57 through Covid-19 funds. When we first started we were limited on how much we could assist families. Because of the the Covid-19 funds we have been able to assist with as much as $1900.  This a story of a family we helped in the last week of June.  "We had a father come in who works at a factory here in Evansville, his hours were reduced the last couple months, and he is just now back to full-time. This father is also a veteran and he and wife have a 10 year old son who is non-verbal and autistic. Their son usually goes to a daycare through the school system, but the the daycare not open , his wife has left her job to stay at home to be a caregiver for him. This family was over $1,000 behind on rent, and several hundred dollars behind on utilities. 

This family called desperate to see if we could help or if we could refer him to someone who could help. The father took off work today as he was called by the landlord to notify him that he was going to be evicted. The father called in tears. The case-manager made an appointment for him that very day. We were able to get him up to date on his rent and utilities. The family still not eligible for government assistance with food stamps but needed food.  We were able to give a large food basket along with a produce box, and meat items. The father left in tears knowing that his family was now saved from eviction and faced a hopeful future as they get caught up from this Covid-19 crisis.

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

Click here to donate towards urgently needed items during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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