SAVANNAH, GA – May 22, 2020 – On Friday May 22, Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) partnered with Chatham Parkway Toyota and The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) to provide over 200 food packages to local senior citizens during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Chatham Parkway Toyota and TLMODA have partnered with The Salvation Army across the country to donate $10,000 for food items to feed seniors in need.
As people over the age of 65 are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, The Salvation Army identified the urgent need to provide food for senior citizens who are without transportation and unable to safely purchase food items.
During this TLMODA’s National COVID-19 Day of Service, Toyota and Lexus dealership staff and TSA distributed the grocery boxes of non-perishable items to Senior Citizens Inc., TSA’s Senior Ministry, Isle of Hope Methodist Church community outreach, and Rendant Apartments Senior Residents. Items for the boxes were packed and assembled by TSA volunteers in accordance with safety guidelines from local, state and federal health officials.
“Chatham Parkway Toyota partners with Salvation Army from our driveway to our local communities to bring awareness to Covid Relief efforts. during this time, we find great joy in giving back to seniors as well as others in our community, Chatham parkway Toyota & Salvation Army we care,” said Harry Chaney GSM Chatham Parkway Toyota
“Chatham Parkway Toyota/Lexus has demonstrated their commitment to this community and to those less fortunate during this time of crisis. Their staff of volunteers, working alongside the staff of The Salvation Army, provided over 200 boxes of non-perishable goods to nourish Savannah’s senior citizens. What a blessing!” said Salvation Army’s Major Paul Egan.
As the country’s largest social services provider, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned
to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, including in times of disaster or crisis. The
Salvation Army has provided more than 1.3 million food boxes to individuals and families in
need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This partnership between TLMODA and The
Salvation Army provides desperately needed help and hope to those most in need in our community.
The Salvation Army serves all 159 counties in Georgia and is uniquely positioned with 40 facilities that provide family emergency and sheltering assistance throughout out the state. TSA’s workers are local and have always been here for the community. In times of disaster, the organization will continue to be the last to leave to offer support and guidance on the front lines.
To make a monetary donation directly or for more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-200-3004 and follow the organization via social media.
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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood