Salvation Army response to Covid-19

Mar 17, 2020

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3/17/20

UPDATE: Temporary changes to Whitley County Services

With the Covid-19 recommendations changing everyday, we are doing our best to maintain our programs and services to the public.  We will have limited appointment times depending on the needs of the individual.  However; because we are housed inside a church, and work with other pantries and agencies, we are limited to the services we may be able to provide at this time. 

The church is limiting access to the building, so at this point, our office is suspending walk-in service.  We are still available via phone, email, and Facebook to answer any questions and address any needs.  The furniture program is not taking any vouchers for the next two weeks at least.  Many, if not most, of our utility companies are suspending fees and disconnections during this time, and many food pantries are going to appointment and drive up services only.  Please call if you have a need, but be understanding that some services may not be available.

 

3/17/20

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.


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