Staying Connected in Northeast Indiana: Serving Our Communities Through the Pandemic

Apr 30, 2020


In The Salvation Army communities across the state, many are struggling to meet their most basic needs due to the sudden limitations of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Salvation Army Corps in Fort Wayne and Warsaw, among others, are working hard to fill these gaps with additional resources for families and individuals in their communities.

In The Salvation Army communities across the state, many are struggling to meet their most basic needs due to the sudden limitations of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Salvation Army Corps in Fort Wayne and Warsaw, among others, are working hard to fill these gaps with additional resources for families and individuals in their communities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army Fort Wayne has seen a significant spike in the needs of those in their community for basic items such as food and toiletries. With their food pantry open twice a week, the Fort Wayne Corps is helping to provide groceries, bus passes, and virus kits to those in need. Donors such as Sam’s Club and GFS have allowed The Salvation Army to increase their food resources in order to serve the community. On Tuesday, April 28th, the Fort Wayne Corps also received donated pizzas and breadsticks from Dominos and Aunt Millie’s to hand out at their food pantry on Tuesday afternoon.

With the increased traffic to the food pantry, Major Geff Crowell has been making the moves to allow individuals to drive up and receive donations safely and effectively, organizing the parking lot so that individuals and families can practice social distancing. Despite the significant upswing and continuing growth in the needs of the community, The Salvation Army Fort Wayne is determined to see that the needs of the community are met.

The Salvation Army Warsaw also continues to serve the community during uncertain times through their weekday drive-up food pantry. They have also implemented a drop-off system to deliver basic items to a local senior center, providing resources for those who are high risk.

Ken Locke of the Warsaw Corps relies on connecting with other local organizations to help him serve the community. “The name of the game is partnership,” Locke said. Thanks to a familiarity with a local church, New Life Christian Church and World Outreach, Locke has been able to both collect donations for the food pantry and connect spiritually with members of the Warsaw community through the church’s prayer wall. The prayer wall, which is located next to a local grocery store, is painted with chalkboard paint and open for the public to share prayer requests. During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals who write on the prayer wall are also invited to leave donations for The Salvation Army’s food pantry. Through the support of local partnerships, The Salvation Army Warsaw is helping to prove that we will all get through this pandemic together.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army Fort Wayne has seen a significant spike in the needs of those in their community for basic items such as food and toiletries. With their food pantry open twice a week, the Fort Wayne Corps is helping to provide groceries, bus passes, and virus kits to those in need. Donors such as Sam’s Club and GFS have allowed The Salvation Army to increase their food resources in order to serve the community. On Tuesday, April 28th, the Fort Wayne Corps also received donated pizzas and breadsticks from Dominos and Aunt Millie’s to hand out at their food pantry on Tuesday afternoon.

 
With the increased traffic to the food pantry, Major Geff Crowell has been making the moves to allow individuals to drive up and receive donations safely and effectively, organizing the parking lot so that individuals and families can practice social distancing. Despite the significant upswing and continuing growth in the needs of the community, The Salvation Army Fort Wayne is determined to see that the needs of the community are met.

The Salvation Army Warsaw also continues to serve the community during uncertain times through their weekday drive-up food pantry. They have also implemented a drop-off system to deliver basic items to a local senior center, providing resources for those who are high risk.


Ken Locke of the Warsaw Corps relies on connecting with other local organizations to help him serve the community. “The name of the game is partnership,” Locke said. Thanks to a familiarity with a local church, New Life Christian Church and World Outreach, Locke has been able to both collect donations for the food pantry and connect spiritually with members of the Warsaw community through the church’s prayer wall. The prayer wall, which is located next to a local grocery store, is painted with chalkboard paint and open for the public to share prayer requests. During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals who write on the prayer wall are also invited to leave donations for The Salvation Army’s food pantry. Through the support of local partnerships, The Salvation Army Warsaw is helping to prove that we will all get through this pandemic together. 
 


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