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Black Hills COVID-19 Response

We are taking action to serve the needs that are present in our communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Salvation Army of the Black Hills Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

Food security and struggling to maintain financial stability have become major issues as a result of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
Even in the Black Hills Area, individuals and families are finding it difficult to find ways to make ends meet while facing reduced hours at work, temporary layoffs, and unemployment.  We are here to help!

Since the crisis first began to impact our area we have adapted our available services to meet the growing needs that are present in
Western South Dakota.

The Salvation Army has been mobilized to operate in Emergency Disaster mode nationwide.  For us, this is evidenced in the way that we are utilizing funds in order to meet the rising needs.  While all of us have been impacted in some way or another, The Salvation Army stands by their missional commitment to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Here is a message from our National Commander, Commissioner David Hudson:

Financial Assistance
Individuals or families who find themselves with a financial hardship directly related to the Coronavirus pandemic can find relief through The Salvation Army.  Because of our generous donors, we have established a COVID-19 Relief Fund. Those who qualify can be assisted with utility payments or other basic needs, depending on circumstances.  By visiting with one of our case managers, your situation will be assessed to create a plan that will best help you and your family maintain financial stability now, and months down the road.  Call (605)342-0982 Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 12 Noon and 1 – 4 p.m. to speak with a case manager and find hope today.

Food Security
We have adapted our Food Pantry guidelines in order to help households avoid making the difficult decision between paying a bill or putting food on the table.  Families and individuals can visit our food pantry once every 30 days and receive a food box that will provide basic, non-perishable essentials and help offset the challenges of food supply shortages and grocery bills.  Our pantry is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 4:00 p.m. for walk-in services.  Call (605)342-0982 and speak to a case manager to schedule a delivery.  Food Pantry items are also available at our Spearfish location.  A case manager is onsite Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Additionally, food boxes are made available during Thrift Store hours, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  If you have any questions about services provided in Spearfish, please call (605)722-4321.

Pine Ridge Reservation
The Pine Ridge Long Term Recovery Team and The Salvation Army have been working together to provide much needed food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries to residents on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  In March and April, food boxes and supplies were delivered and distributed to those most in need on the reservation, including elders and those who live in more remote parts of the reservation.

The Salvation Army will continue to provide support to the reservation throughout the duration of this pandemic and will be there to support any long-term recovery efforts in the months that follow.

Community Support
In the days leading up to, and as the crisis has continued to evolve and impact our community, The Salvation Army has been working with a number of area agencies and organizations in a collaborative effort to assess needs and develop ways to meet those needs.

One particularly unique need is making masks for healthcare workers in the Monument Health System.  The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Spearfish, SD has been working closely with MakeSpace, donors, and volunteers to fill this critical need.  The Salvation Army was able to donate fabric, bedsheets and other supplies from its store inventory, as well as collecting additional materials to support the mask making effort. The store is also serving as a collection site for individuals to drop off completed masks before they make their way to Monument Health.


COVID-19 Relief Efforts Supported by:

The South Dakota Community Foundation, United Way of the Black Hills, Black Hills Energy, Black Hills Area Community Foundation, and the generosity of individual donors.

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