Salvation Army Adjusts to COVID 19

Written by on March 16, 2020

News Release

The Salvation Army has significantly increased its preparation for operations during this outbreak of the novel coronavirus as well as ramping up efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus. The Salvation Army is taking unprecedented measures to make sure it keeps its doors open and continues to serve those in need.

Locally in order to do this we have made some temporary changes. We have suspended all programming including Monday evening Bible study, Tuesday luncheons and Wednesday evening Youth activities. Our Mobile Pantry food distribution scheduled for Wednesday; April 1st has been cancelled. Our Emergency Food Pantry will be available by calling our office at (585)343-6284. Our Emergency Disaster Services team has made itself available to the Genesee County Office of Emergency Management if they are needed.

Major Ivan Rock, the Commander of the Empire State Division, says The Salvation Army will continue to do everything possible to provide for those in need. “People have turned to The Salvation Army in times of crisis for 155 years,” he said. We emphasize that these changes are temporary and look forward to returning to a regular schedule.

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