The Northern Division of the Salvation Army has announced that recent donations have brought the total of available match money to $1 million.  The money will be used in the response efforts for families affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis.

Lt. Colonel Lonneal Richardson - commander of The Salvation Army Northern Division had this to say about the recent donations:

“Even as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, I find that the generosity of people never ceases to amaze.  This new $1,000,000 challenge match, as well as the new donations it will encourage, will help us put more food and resources in the hands of those who need it most. I personally want to thank everyone who has donated and volunteered to assist us during this unprecedented crisis.”

While a number of programs involving large gatherings and meals have been temporarily ended to keep staff and clients safe, the work that the Salvation Army does has continued.  Meal programs have transitioned to serving "to-go" meals, and Salvation Army food pantries are now delivering most food distributions directly to client residences.  In addition, the emergency shelters that the Salvation Army operates continue - with additional safety procedures in place.  Programs that provide emergency financial assistance are also continuing at this time.

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