Coronavirus crisis: Urgent Appeal
help us be there for those hardest hit
The Salvation Army has mobilised to help protect those hit hardest by the impact of the Coronavirus. From offering safe, clean shelters to helping rough sleepers self-isolate to delivering food to vulnerable people who can’t leave their homes, we are helping where we are needed the most.
Right now, as the coronavirus impact spreads, each of our 650 corps and community centres will know exactly what the most effective things are to do.
We are not just responding to the virus impact in one or two ways, but dozens and dozens of different ways:
- The Salvation Army staff and volunteers have visited 35 NHS community sites throughout the lockdown and have provided much needed refreshments for 6,000 key workers.
- Reading Salvation Army is being used as a food distribution hub for local families in need.
- Apsley and Derby Salvation Army have joined forces to create hibernation packages for local people who are vulnerable.
- Watford Salvation Army are working with schools to locate and deliver food parcels to local families who are facing shortages.
- Preston corps are operating a food bank, with a system in place where only one person at a time can enter to look after food bank workers’ and visitors’ health.
- Nunhead Salvation Army are creating hot take away meals for rough sleepers.
- Bedford corps are delivering a drop-in window takeaway service for people who are homeless.
- Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army are continuing to run their Good Neighbours Project where they do food shopping for elderly people. They have 40 new referrals.
- Scarborough Salvation Army are providing cooked meals to take away and continuing their regular emergency food provision.
We will not retreat at this time but will be there at the front line to help people who need our help more than ever.
We will do whatever we can to support the most affected, the most marginalised and the most isolated people.