Salvation of Army Center of Hope on Lockdown due to COVID, Abundance of Caution and Concern for Community Puts Temporary Hold on Feeding and Family Service Programs

Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
The Salvation army of Greater Lynchburg
2215 Park Ave, Lynchburg VA
434-845-5939
tammy.shank@uss.salvationarmy.org

Lynchburg, VA (Fri. Nov., 20) – Officials with the Lynchburg Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed that an individual at The Salvation Army of Lynchburg Center of Hope Shelter has tested positive for COVID19. The individual is currently in isolation and under the care and observation of health officials.

The Center of Hope was immediately put on lock-down with continued screenings taking place for all residents and staff onsite. The Salvation Army takes all matters of health seriously and is fully cooperating with Public Health Officials, including the CDC.

Out of an abundance of caution, The Center of Hope, the community feeding program and all family services will be temporarily put on hold for 14 days beginning today, Fri., Nov. 20. This will also impact the Thanksgiving Community Meal planned for Thurs. Nov. 26, which will be postponed until a later date.

Angel Tree and Red Kettle Programs are not impacted and will continue with no interruptions as those programs are administered out of a separate location.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been part of the community for more than 115 years. If you would like more information about how you can support or partner with The Salvation Army, please call 434-845-5939 or to make an online donation please visit salvationarmylynchburg.org .

About The Salvation Army
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