FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg continues to be committed to its mission of serving the homeless, hungry and those in need. Salvation Army leadership is working closely with community leaders and partners to address concerns that impact Greater Lynchburg’s homeless populations, as well as volunteers and staff of The Salvation Army. Beginning on 03/17/2020 at 12pm, The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has made changes in its procedures for The Center of Hope that will ensure its mission is being completed while being considerate of local, state and national guidelines regarding COVID 19.
Beginning 03/17/2020 at noon, the following will be implemented:
- Anyone needing assistance with utilities or rent will need to make an appointment in advance. Individuals will need to bring all required paperwork in printed form. We will not be able to access it from personal cell phones or other personal electronic devices. Individuals can go to SalvationArmyLynchburg.org for a listing of paperwork needed to apply for assistance. To schedule an appointment, please call 434-845-5939.
- Changes have been put in place regarding community feeding. Breakfast and dinners will be provided in to-go packaging for non-residents and the general community to take off location. Individuals in our resident program at the Center of Hope will continue to be served in our dining room abiding by suggested social distancing guidelines.
- Increased cleaning schedules have been added to already stringent and comprehensive cleaning procedures for all buildings at The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg.
- Screening procedures are in place to help ensure no one running a fever or exhibiting symptoms of COVID 19 enters the facilities
Currently, the Lynchburg Salvation Army needs individually wrapped breakfast items such as breakfast bars, danishes and individual juices. Food items such as #10 can size vegetables, canned meats, and non-perishable food items are also needed. If you would like more information on how you can help at this time, please contact The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg at 434-845-5939. The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves the Bedford, Campbell, Nelson, Appomattox, Amherst and Lynchburg City communities. Please follow The Salvation Army of Lynchburg’s Facebook page for updates regarding our response to COVID 19.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.