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Salvation Army's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 12:24:54-04

WEST MICHIGAN  — The Salvation Army is monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has has made adjustments or put a halt to many of their local services or programs in the Grand Rapids area.

In Kent County, the organization is still providing essential services such as pantry assistance over the phone and to car deliveries. Online interviews or phone interviews are encouraged as many staff members are working remotely and to adhere to proper social distancing practices.

As far has housing assessment goes, the city building is closed to walk-in visitors. Organizers say they are working to establish needed in-person interviews possibly at their Fuller and Fulton location.

The Salvation Army's Turning Point Program is still working to help those working through detox and continue to handle outpatient treatment at a safe distance as well.

The Kroc Center is also closed during this time, but online workout programs are available.

Fulton Heights Corp. Community Center Grow after school program has been postponed, as well as their Keenager program. The Center is still providing lunches to area senior citizens, as well as handing out kid meals.

For further information about the Salvation Army click here.