The Salvation Army Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
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Effective March 17, 2020 through April 5, 2020 (Palm Sunday) the Warsaw Worship and Community Center (501 E Arthur St.) will be closed for all programming and visitors.
Social Service Ministries (622 N Ellsworth St.) will continue to be provided with safety of recipients and staff being the highest priority. The Choice Pantry will be open Monday to Friday, 9-11:30 AM. Individuals and families are still only eligible for one visit per month. We are asking that only one person from each household come to the office and do not bring your children. If you detect any illness please do not come for services and call us at 574-267-5361 for further instructions.
The office will be open Monday to Friday, 9AM to Noon & 1-3PM for other business and to receive donations, however, we are asking everyone to keep visits to a minimum. Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) will be available in coordination with Kosciusko County Emergency Management (KCEM).
The Salvation Army Indiana Division 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, 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 issued 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.
- During this time, The Salvation Army will continue to serve in communities across Indiana. Our residential facilities, which house homeless women and children, adults in residential addiction treatment programs, and individuals and families in need of reduced cost housing options, are remaining open. Every precaution is being taken to protect these vulnerable populations from the spread of COVID-19.
- The Salvation Army Indiana Divisional headquarters is working with its corps community centers to minimize public interaction regarding its food pantries and emergency assistance.
- 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 our 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 well being.
- 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.
Click here to donate towards urgently needed items during the COVID-19 outbreak.