The Salvation Army of Washington responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

Published 6:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

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With COVID-19, an unprecedented national emergency, increasing rapidly in communities across the country, The Salvation Army of Washington, NC has significantly amplified its preparation for this evolving outbreak, and has ramped up efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus and ensure service, especially among the homeless and other vulnerable populations.

Additionally, the one in six people living in poverty may be severely impacted. Several industries are at risk of financial hardship, such as travel and hospitality. The Salvation Army of Washington anticipates a significant increase in emergency assistance for low-wage employees who may be temporarily laid off due to the coronavirus. Types of support include rent/mortgage, utility and food assistance.

Ensuring the safety of those who depend on Salvation Army programs and services, along with the safety of staff and volunteers, is of utmost priority. Across the country, the organization is 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.

The Salvation Army in Washington, NC needs support to be able to continue to provide needed services throughout this pandemic. To learn more and support The Salvation Army’s efforts visit