COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

The Salvation Army Response

Assistance Provided by The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta

Since March 16, the beginning of our official COVID-19 response
*Includes meals provided in food boxes
Total Meals Provided380,889 meals*
Food Boxes11,535 boxes
Snacks67,758 snacks
Drinks52,726 drinks
Lodging Provided55,106 nights
Pounds of Food Distributed 478,575 lbs.

Pounds of food distributed by The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta

WHAT’S NEW?

  • Truist Financial Corporation has provided the $360,000 grant to The Salvation Army nationally to assist those affected by COVID-19.
  • The UPS Foundation has signed on as a committed, $25,000 Shield Sponsor for our virtual Doing the Most Good Luncheon on October 30. Proceeds from the virtual luncheon will assist with The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • All three Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta Bellwood on the Westside, Fuqua in downtown Atlanta, and Peachcrest in Dekalb County — are now open from 8:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday! We have modified our staff-to-student ratio and are implementing social distancing to keep our members and families safe.
  • The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta will provide meals for more than 4,000 families, thanks to a grant from the Toyota USA Foundation. Earlier this summer, the Foundation awarded our organization more than $77,000 to assist communities of color that were particularly hard-hit by COVID-19.
  • DeKalb County has awarded The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta a $100,000 grant to provide residents with rent, food, and utilities assistance. The funds will be divided between our International and Peachcrest Corps, both of which are in DeKalb County.
  • The City of Atlanta awarded Red Shield, our 320-bed shelter in downtown Atlanta, $816,796. The money will fund shelter operations and expenses, salaries for new case workers and aides, and provide rental assistance and eviction protection.

How To Get Help

Modified Food Pantry Services

Food Pantry LocationDays OpenOperating Hours
Gwinnett County CorpsTuesday12PM – 2PM
Temple CorpsMonday – Friday10AM – 2PM
Jonesboro CorpsMonday – FridayMonday and Friday: 1PM – 3:30PM
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9AM – 12PM
International CorpsMonday – Friday9:30AM – 2PM
Kroc Center AtlantaMonday11AM – 12PM and 6PM – 7PM
Peachcrest CorpsMonday and Thursday9AM – 11:45AM and 1PM – 2:45PM
Marietta CorpsMonday – Friday9AM – 12PM and 1PM – 4PM

Due to COVID-19, several of our Corps Community Centers have made adjustments to their services and schedules. If you need assistance, call 404-486-2888 or contact your local Salvation Army for more information.

How To Help

Wear and Share Hope

Hope is greater than fear 2020 T-shirt

Limited time only: Receive a “Hope Is Greater Than Fear” commemorative T-shirt with each donation of $30 or more.

Interested in purchasing more T-shirts? Click here.

The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta food pantry during COVID-19

“I just wanted to say with four young men in the house 24/7, the meat distribution provided by the Boys & Girls Club has been beyond a blessing and a great benefit to my family. With funds being stretched it truly helps. THANKS for all that you guys do to help in the must of this pandemic it is truly appreciated.” – a text our Fuqua Boys & Girls Club Program Director received from a parent who lost her income during the pandemic

Looking to volunteer?

Our Partners in COVID-19 Relief

 

Lassiter Family Charitable Foundation
The Freddie and Chelsea Freeman Family
Tim Wolfe
Tull Charitable Foundation
Wei Lin and the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Georgia

Shop, Click, Send to Red Shield!

The COVID-19 outbreak has increased the need for cleaning supplies and protective equipment at Red Shield Services, our 320-bed emergency and transitional living facility. We have updated our Amazon Wishlist with items that can individuals can purchase that will be sent straight to Red Shield, and put to immediate use.

News

July

7/10/20 – $800,000 grant will help Atlanta Red Shield Services fight homelessness (Southern Spirit Online)

May 

5/27/20 – Feeding our communities from Coast to Coast (American Beverage Association)

5/5/20 – How a Local Atlantan Is Paying It Forward (Meredith Atlanta)

April

4/28/20 – #GivingTuesdayNow helps nonprofits during pandemic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

4/23/20 – 100 charitable ways Atlantans can help during the COVID-19 pandemic (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

4/19/20 – Paying It Forward: Local man donates stimulus check; encourages others who can to do the same (CBS46)

4/16/20 – 70-year-old retiree gives away his stimulus check: I know there’s an extreme need (11Alive)

4/7/20 – Captain Minkee Kim | KTN Atlanta (KTN Atlanta)

4/6/40 – Grant Update: Round 3: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta Announce Third Round of Grants for COVID-19 Response (United Way Atlanta)

4/6/20 – The Salvation Army strives to meet demands of COVID-19 crisis (Southern Spirit Online)

March

3/29/20 – Salvation Army Gwinnett County Corps seeing requests for assistance rising amid COVID-19 outbreak (Gwinnett Daily Post) 

3/27/20 – Local food banks are struggling (CBS46)

3/22/20 – The Salvation Army spokesman on continuing operation amid COVID-19 (FOX News)

3/19/20 – Mercedes-Benz, coalition send supplies to homeless shelter (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

3/18/20 – Freddie Freeman pledges several donations toward coronavirus relief (AJC)