The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is remaining committed to its mission of serving the homeless and those in need amid the Coronavirus pandemic. In order to be considerate of local, state and national guidelines, they have made the following changes in their procedures for The Center of Hope beginning today:
-Anyone needing assistance with utilities or rent will need to make an appointment in advance. Individuals will need to bring all required paperwork in printed form. Individuals can go to SalvationArmyLynchburg.org for a listing of paperwork needed to apply for assistance. To schedule an appointment, please call 434-845-5939.
-Changes have been put in place regarding community feeding. Breakfast and dinners will be provided in to-go packaging for non-residents and the general community to take off location. Individuals in the resident program at the Center of Hope will continue to be served in the dining room abiding by suggested social distancing guidelines.
-Increased cleaning schedules have been added to already stringent and comprehensive cleaning procedures for all buildings at The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg.
-Screening procedures are in place to help ensure no one running a fever or exhibiting symptoms of COVID 19 enters the facilities.
Right now, the Lynchburg Salvation Army needs individually wrapped breakfast items such as breakfast bars, danishes and individual juices. Food items such as can size vegetables, canned meats, and non-perishable food items are also needed. Contact The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg at 434-845-5939 for more information on how you can help.
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