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THE SALVATION ARMY OF SAVANNAH APPEALS FOR DONATIONS TO SUPPORT INCREASED NEED FOR SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC


LFPR - March 19, 2020 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA – MARCH 19, 2020 – The Salvation Army of Savannah is already experiencing a greater demand for services from those most in need in our community as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic threat continues. The Salvation Army helps the most vulnerable people in our community and is appealing for donations to assist with emergency programs during this time of health and economic uncertainty.

To date, no employee, volunteer or individual utilizing services at The Salvation Army facilities has tested positive for COVID-19. The organization has been undertaking additional deep cleaning and complying with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. As the situation develops, the non-profit organization will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of public health officials.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Salvation Army of Savannah has decided to stop accepting any new volunteers but urgently needs funds. Donations of products are not requested at this time.

“We are already seeing a significant increase in the need for emergency shelter, food, clothing, rent and utilities assistance, as this crisis intensifies. Many vulnerable people have nowhere else to go and the health and economic impact on our community is already significant,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “We appeal to those who can help others to make a donation to support those who cannot meet their own basic needs for food and shelter.”

To make a donation or for more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-651-7420 or follow the organization via social media.

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