Giving Hope in Greensboro
The Salvation Army of Greensboro currently is maintaining a self-imposed quarantine for our Center of Hope residents. This quarantine went into effect on March 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until the threat of the current COVID-19 World Pandemic passes. We currently offer our resident all necessities of life along with helpful boxes for children and teens in order to give opportunities for engagement and activities during this time.

Captain Matt Hedgren, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army of Greensboro and Salvation Army Staff hand out food to those in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Greensboro, NC

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, The Salvation Army of Greensboro began it’s Food Bank process of delivering food to those in need, but the process was anything but normal. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, the program has moved outdoors, paperwork to receive food has been cut back, and staff is ready to help deliver bags to cars, while ensuring safety for all.  

"To continue serving people and to ensure safety, The Salvation Army in Greensboro has created a new system of food delivery to make sure the people who are most vulnerable receive food and comfort," explained Briana McDuffie, resident lead case manager for The Salvation Army of Greensboro. "Our program has been moved outside. People are able to approach a table, give their information and walk away with the items most needed. Each of our staff have been trained to safely communicate and deliver the needed materials while assisting others and allowing a connection in a world where connections are becoming more and more difficult." 

As with every Tuesday and Thursday a line of people seeking food formed. As people walked away with much needed supplies, their solemn and stressed expressions turned to smiles. Hearts were lifted and words of kindness and encouragement were given to each individual. 

Captain Matt Hedgren, Corps Officer for the Greensboro Command was loading bags into cars and said, “We do this because the need is so great, and even though it has become more difficult, we will not stop. We must carry on because if The Salvation Army simply stopped, families would go hungry. Just because this virus has landed here does not mean life stops. It means we must continue to fight for good.”

The Salvation Army of Greensboro has been conducting live streaming events on Sunday mornings. These are offered to give HOPE to all. Leaders have also been virtually reaching out to our Boys and Girls Club members to demonstrate no one is alone and no one needs to go through this by themselves. Click here to watch our most recent video.
In light of the heightened concerns of COVID-19, we wanted to send you a note to ask you to be in prayer and ask
for your continued support. The Salvation Army continues to work in our communities, but first and foremost we are a church. Everything we do is in the name of Jesus Christ. If you are in need of prayer, click here and submit your prayer request today.
You have an opportunity to give hope!

With the COVID-19 Pandemic at it’s doorstep, the Greensboro Command continues to serve the city. The food pantry has become an even more essential tool due to the increase demand from so many who have recently lost jobs. This has also created an additional strain on the Food Bank. Thankfully, area supporters have taken steps to provide additional resources. But the need is great, and additional resources are in high demand. A new "Drop and Go Donations" has been created in front of the Administration building to offer others the ability to have a method to give safely.

If you have the ability to donate financially, this would give us the freedom to quickly open prepared processes and procedures to for relief and deployment of resources to those in need. Click her and please consider a donation today. Let's fight this together!

Examples of the type of items that work best in our food pantry -  along with toiletries!
The Salvation Army of Greensboro is uniquely positioned to support families and children in need, especially during these winter months. Our network of trained staff and volunteers are available for all those who wish to do the most good for this new decade and beyond. 
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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.salvationarmyofgreensboro.org.


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