(Galveston County, TX- May 2020) The Salvation Army of Galveston County received a charitable grant of $20,000 from the Galveston Recovery Fund to support the expansion of operations of the Center of Hope in Galveston due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Galveston Recovery Fund, in collaboration with United Way of Galveston and Vision Galveston was launched to facilitate the distribution of funds raised by Galveston County philanthropy, corporations and individuals. The mission of Galveston County Recover Fund is to support the nonprofit agencies that are meeting basic needs in the community.
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. Capacity has been reduced to 60 for social distancing purposes and hot meals for the outside community are served from the canteen in the parking lot at 5:00 pm. Over 5000 meals have been served since the Stay-At-Home order began.
“We are deeply indebted to the Galveston Recovery Fund, United Way and the community for their support during this time,” says Capt. Nathanael Doria of The Salvation Army. “We can only provide what is given to us and we were a little worried when this crisis began. But praise the Lord, we have been able to meet all the needs that have come to us.”
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.