The Salvation Army of the Midlands Responds to COVID-19 by Helping the Most Vulnerable

Salvation Army Meals to GoTHE SALVATION ARMY OF THE MIDLANDS RESPONDS TO COVID-19 BY HELPING THE MOST VULNERABLE

Columbia, S.C., March 31, 2020 - Every Sunday, The Salvation Army of the Midlands delivers meals, supplies, hygiene items, spiritual care packages and books to seniors, individuals, families and children that attend The Salvation Army programs.

"We have already delivered 901 meals, supplies and spiritual care packages helping families to be prepared for the upcoming weeks," says Major Henry Morris. "Parents have called me with their concerns about providing three meals a day because they had depended on their children eating at school. Since school is suspended until April 30th, we are committed to meeting needs in His name. No one should have to go without basic meals and supplies."


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In addition, Cocky's Reading Express program through UofSC donated books to The Salvation Army to deliver to the students that attend our after-school reading program, Leveraging Literacy. The Salvation Army designed a special Book Repository Box for each student. The box includes several new books full of adventure, school supplies, and a surprise gift.

"We want to encourage the students to continue to develop a love for reading while they are home bound until April 30th," says Major Benita Morris. "The children have made progress in our program and we want to support them while they are learning from home."

For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Lisa Huffman at (803)309-0436 or lisa.huffman@uss.salvationarmy.org.
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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