Programs & Services Updates

Mar 25, 2020

We are continuing to closely monitor the developments around COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local government officials, we have taken measures to ensure the health and safety of our officers, staff and those we serve.

These updated changes include how we serve our community through programs and services in response to multiple closings, and the federal government’s request for our community to self-quarantine.

Food Services:  Noon Lunch Program and Perishable Goods Pantry will be available Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Meals will be food boxes/sacks to-go. If driving, enter the back-parking lot off Logan Avenue—distribution will be drive thru so you need not exit your vehicle.

Youth Services:  Youth Center is closed until further notice.

Worship Services:  Sunday School and Women’s Ministries are cancelled until further notice. Sunday Worship will be livestreamed via Facebook at 10:45 am and Adult Bible Study will be livestreamed via Facebook on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

Shelters:  Our shelters have implemented strict sanitation protocols, with the shelters being sanitized every shift. We are also implementing social distancing procedures with clients.

The Salvation Army administration building on 89 Franklin Street is inaccessible to the public currently. Assistance needs are being done online with case management and via phone. The “All-Purpose Assistant Form” can be accessed on our website at &

The Salvation Army’s mission to meet human needs without discrimination has been impacting Cedar Valley for 121 years. We continue to provide emergency services to those in need and we will continue to monitor developments and adjust as needed. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook.

Captain Shannon Thies, Commanding Officer said, “Jesus never promised that we would not face perils, but He did assure us that He would be with us during those perils. During this uncertain, unprecedented time, we’re grateful to God for His provision and faithfulness.”

We thank our communities and supporters for understanding the importance of these changes in order to help mitigate the further spread of this virus.

Help The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls continue to prepare and assist during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating online. For updates, follow us online at &  For all questions please call (319) 235-9358.

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