Since the Covid-19 restrictions prevented every one from gathering more than 10 people at a time. Captain Brandon Mason and Lieutenant Juliana Mason, Officers and Pastors at the West Palm Beach Corps have been offering on-0line worship services.

You can tune in on Sunday on the West Palm Beach Facebook page or our YouTube channel to see what you’ve missed.

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.

Major Chip Hall, Area Commander for Palm Beach County, has been helping with the kids at our Northwest Community Center, while school is out due to Covid-19. He is assisting in keeping kids up to date in school work and making learning fun. On this day, Major Hall, who has a FUN personality, was teaching […]

Rain or shine – our monthly food distribution went smoothly despite some stormy weather. This monthly food distribution has turned into a drive thru event, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing us to continue to serve those in need while practicing social distancing, in order to keep everyone safe. Our Volunteers, who are simply amazing, […]

The Salvation Army Lake Worth Worship & Service Center teamed up with the Palm Springs Parks & Recreation and Police Departments to distribute more than 300 Prepared meals to residents in the Marlboro Trailer Park and Lakeside Village communities.

“Our partnership with the City of Palm Springs has been such a blessing, not only to us but to those in our communities across Palm Beach County during the pandemic”, said Lt. Jeremy Porter, Corps Officer and Pastor of the Lake Worth Salvation Army. “We need our community now more than ever to be able to reach individuals and families who might otherwise go without a meal”.

Along with Lt. Porter are Corps Sargent Major Dan Hager and Corps Soldier Vicky Jaimes, who are not only Church members, but also Volunteers. We can’t thank them enough for their tireless efforts in helping with our mission of outreach and ministry.

The Salvation Army throughout Palm Beach County and across the nation are being joined by volunteers, donors and supporters who want to help others, who want to make a difference in their communities and who want to give from the heart.

If you need assistance or would like to support our efforts please call 561-968-8189 or visit our website at www.salvationarmypalmbeachcounty.org

Together we are “Doing The Most Good.”

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a financial toll on families throughout Palm Beach County. As a result, The Salvation Army is stepping up to provide relief for many who are in need with the help of a grant from the Community Foundation.

Major Leisa Hall discusses ways the pandemic has impacted those in our community

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WPTV5 News featured a story on The Community Foundation’s grant to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The Salvation Army in Palm Beach County is partnering with the Florida Department of Health and Emergency Operations Center to deliver meals to people in the community who have tested positive for COVID-19 and can’t leave their homes when quarantined.

Major Leisa Hall, the Area Commander of the Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, said, “It’s important because if somebody tests positive they can’t go back to their families. So the county is putting them in a hotel or some other type of location. They can’t go out to get food, they can’t call in for delivery, they don’t have a place to cook their food.”

Depending on the patient’s needs, like where they are staying and how much storage is available, the deliveries differ. However, it typically includes water bottles, snacks, a fresh and hot meal, frozen meal options, and non-perishable breakfast food.

“They are very nutritious, high caloric which is what people who are sick, need,” explained Major Hall.

The organization is also helping by hosting food drives and paying rent and utilities for people who lost their jobs.

During the crisis, the charity has helped more than 300 families with those essential items.

The Salvation Army is still preparing for another influx of people who need help, but so far has been able to meet the need with the help of its community partners.

“We were preparing for potentially hundreds of people at a time who might have needed to be in quarantine because of COVID-19, thankfully I don’t think we’re going to hit that mark which we’re thankful for,” Major Hall explained.

“Sinclair Cares” is one of those partners. Our news viewers helped our parent company “Sinclair” raise around $2,000 dollars for the Salvation Army. That money will help our neighbors in Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast pay for food, rent and utilities.

The Salvation Army says it’s dedicated to continuing to help the community. It will host its monthly food drive on Thursday, April 30th from 1-3 p.m. at 2100 Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach.

The Salvation Army in Palm Beach County provides meals to people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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About The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County:

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1922, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 98 years.