The Salvation Army on the Isle of Man continues to offer practical support

published on 29 Apr 2020

Food parcel

The Salvation Army on the Isle of Man continues to vigilantly support the island through their practical assistance program as the coronavirus crisis continues.

The Salvation Army Douglas is still receiving and processing referrals on a weekly basis for practical support assistance as the coronavirus pandemic sees more and more people pushed into poverty. 

The church and community centre, located at Fairfield School on Tynwald Street, offers a range of practical support to the Isle of Man community which includes clothing and food donations and help with utility bills, white goods and furniture.

Lieutenant Dylan Nieuwoudt, joint leader of The Salvation Army Douglas said: “This week alone we have helped various people affected by coronavirus; from those that have lost jobs to others who simply cannot get the supplies they need like baby essentials.

“Unfortunately, the effect of coronavirus is massive and people are finding themselves in situations that they have never been in before, which can be a worrying position to be in.”

The international church and charitable organisation has been serving the Manx community for 136 years.

Lieutenant Nieuwoudt continued: “Anything reasonable that we can do to provide support to people in times of crisis we will do, whether that is offering a listening ear, sign-posting or offering practical and spiritual support.

“We also want to say a big thank you to the real heroes; all key workers especially the NHS staff keeping communities safe.”

The Salvation Army has launched a Coronavirus Impact Fund which can be donated to via the charity’s official website or alternatively cheques can be addressed to The Salvation Army and sent to The Coronavirus Impact Fund, The Salvation Army, 101 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BN.

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