The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, through the wonderful support of its community partners and volunteers, has met the challenges presented with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
With the resources provided, here are ways in which we have been able to adapt our efforts to serve those in the most need:
- Introduced a drive-thru distribution process to assist the hundreds of families needing food
- Instituted a system to deliver food boxes directly to impoverished neighborhoods
- Improved the process and increased the level of financial assistance for those affected by COVID-19 with rent and utility payments
- Partnered with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Florida Department of Health to prepare and deliver meals for those confined and isolated, including COVID-19 patients in quarantine
- Altered our schedule at our Northwest Community Center to provide help for working parents by offering daily online educational assistance for their elementary aged children, while ensuring a safe and fun place for children to continue to thrive
- Ensured housing and extended services for displaced or homeless Veterans
- Enhanced our housing and concentrated case management for individuals and families experiencing homelessness
- Increased our capacity to house, feed and offer professional care for those re-entering society from the prison system
With the closing of our Family Stores due to the “Safer at Home” order, much of our revenue supporting our programs and services was lost. It is only through the generosity of community supporters that The Salvation Army has been able to meet the growing needs of those impacted by the pandemic.
For more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, or to make a donation, please click the donate button on this page or you can call 561-686-3530.