The Salvation Army of Indiana receives $5 million for Coronavirus response


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – The Salvation Army of Indiana received a $5 million grant from Lily Endowment Inc. to support the coronavirus response and to sustain long term service to the Indiana community.

The grant is part of $15 million total that the Salvation Army received for nationwide efforts.

In Indiana, The Salvation Army has set up drive-through pantries and takeout-style feeding programs to provide residents with necessities, such as fresh and nonperishable food, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.

The organization has also adapted its worship services, and emergency assistance interviews to adhere to social distancing guidelines. While these services will help Hoosiers who have been immediately impacted by the outbreak, The Salvation Army is also preparing to meet the next phase of need amid layoffs, other job losses, food shortages, and increased childcare needs. 

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(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)

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