The Salvation Army, Lower Eastern Shore Is Responding To COVID-19

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When the unexpected happens The Salvation Army prepares for the greater need for emotional and spiritual care. As the global virus panic spreads across Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, The Salvation Army is ready to serve in whatever capacity we are needed. As this goes out, our volunteers are preparing food boxes for distribution to senior citizens, veterans and families.

“Food insecurity is a real problem in our community,” says Captain Matthew Trantham, Salvation Army Officer. “There are many people whose children are home from school, who are out of work, or who are on fixed incomes. The Salvation Army is their safety net providing many of the necessities they need to stay safe in their
homes,” says Captain Trantham.

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 working with health officials at the local, state, and federal levels – including participating in situation-awareness calls with federal partners such as FEMA, CDC, DHS, and HHS. Hygiene and prevention guidance in accordance with recommendations from CDC is being used and shared with staff, volunteers, and program participants. Additional protocols are being formed quickly across the U.S. should further restrictions be placed on our communities.

Contact The Salvation Army, Lower Eastern Shore at 410-749-7771 ext. 100 with any questions and concerns.

About The Salvation Army
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

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