The Salvation Army is #DoingTheMost Good

and here’s how:

The Salvation Army Steps Up Services to Meet High Demands During COVID-19 Pandemic

Individuals and families in the Corpus Christi community can look forward to continued support from the Salvation Army thanks to a substantial grant from the City of Corpus Christ through the Cares Act. Rent, mortgage and utility assistance is currently available to individuals who have experienced financial hardship as a direct impact of COVID-19.

To qualify for the rent, mortgage, and utility assistance under the COVID-19 Cares Act Funding Program, your household must have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Please see COVID-19 Response Help.

The Salvation Army Staff are Delivering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Hospitals and Surrounding Areas

As our community adjusts to COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, we too are taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread, to protect our staff, and to protect those who come to the Salvation Army for assistance. Therefore, at the moment, The Salvation Army Family Store is closed to the public.

The individuals who would normally staff the store are now taking the great responsibility of delivering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) around the clock. The Salvation Army is proud to partner with the National Guard and with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to deliver thousands of PPE supplies to to hospitals and surrounding areas, such as the delivery of 32,640 N95 masks and 30,000 ear loop surgical masks to the Laredo Medical Center. 

The Salvation Army Meet the Needs of the Homeless— Right Where They Are

We are making our way out into the community to educate and to encourage individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness. Education of programs, hot meals, water, hygiene packs, and prayer are being offered by staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army mobile canteen.

Our mobile canteen will have the most impact in areas where there’s a heavy homeless population which includes South Bluff Park, the intersection of Agnes and Laredo, and near Corpus Christi City Hall.
Individuals who are homeless are especially vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19, therefore our frontline workers are making themselves available to help in any way possible.

The Salvation Army Officers and staff make their way into the community to offer “Open Air” Ministry.

With the new guidelines and recommendations released, due to COVID-19, our church is currently closed. However, the Commanding Officers for the Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend, Captain Patrick and Lieutenant Laura Gesner, will bring church to families who would normally attend.

As we slowly begin to see establishments reopen, The Salvation Army will too reopen at a later time. Our top priority, of course, is to make sure people can safely attend which is why we will follow all recommendations suggested by the city and state officials.

While we are looking forward to worshipping at our church location, we will continue to offer ministry in our community by visiting family and friends who would normally attend our church. Church sermons are also available to view online on our our Facebook page @salvationarmycoastalbend.

The Salvation Army continue to offer assistance by providing food boxes to individuals and families in need every month.

The Salvation Army Food Pantry is open to the public on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month. 8:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m at 1802 Buford St.

If you need groceries, please follow the signs and remain in your vehicle when you arrive.

HOW CAN YOU HELP

The essential services that we provide on a year-round basis – homeless shelters, food pantries, disaster relief, veteran’s services and others – are for the benefit of our country’s most vulnerable people. Because of a lack of information and access to good hygiene, homeless families and those living in poverty have been hit especially hard by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

We know concerned citizens are looking for ways to help during this crisis. The Salvation Army will continue to open our arms, hearts, and doors to those who need us.
Your monetary donations are the best way to help us serve the most vulnerable members in the Coastal Bend community. A monetary donation ensures we can continue service delivery in our community. Every dollar gives hope to those living in poverty during this pandemic.

Thank you for your support.