Services Resume at Salvation Army

The Evansville non-profit had to take a pause over the weekend due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted: Jan 25, 2021 10:16 PM

The pandemic continues hitting close to home as a local non-profit had to suspend services for a time following an outbreak.

This marks the first major interruption related to the pandemic involving the Salvation Army in Evansville.

Leaders shared that while an outbreak of COVID-19 was a setback, they're ready to keep moving forward.

The organization had professional cleaners come in, and gave time for people to go get tested.

For a resource that has several hundred people a day drop by for food and other needs, trying to keep things running as smoothly as possible amid all the changes remains critical.

This, as we head closer to a full year facing continued economic challenges in our community.

"We are back up and running. We have been seeing our numbers increasing due to COVID, for those coming to use our food pantry as well as our soup kitchen. It's great that we've been able to stay open because we know that our community is struggling, and they're even more in need now with COVID," explained social services assistant Alea Benjamin.

But facing those challenges head-on isn't an easy task.

So, the Salvation Army is continuing to look for volunteers to help out.

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