(Galveston County, TX- May 2020) The Salvation Army of Galveston County received a charitable grant of $75,000 from the Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Methodist Church to support the operation of the Center of Hope in Galveston.
The Center of Hope at 601 51st Street houses a 124-bed emergency over-night shelter and provides case management for the homeless community as well as a food pantry for low-income residents of Galveston County. Every day, a hot meal is available at 5:00 to anyone who is hungry. Over 44,000 meals were served in 2019.
“News of the incredible gift from the Permanent Endowment Fund came just as we were expanding our services to include a day shelter in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the Stay-At-Home orders,” says Capt. Nathanael Doria of The Salvation Army. “We are extremely grateful for the compassion shown by the board and staff of the PEF toward those we serve.”
The Salvation Army relies solely on the community it serves to support the needs of the area. To help, you can make a donation online or check out volunteer opportunities at www.salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org.# # #
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 139 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disable, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those service in 5,000 communities nationwide.