Cutline: Camille Haglund, Eileen Hall, Kathy VanDewalli and Bob Hern from Trinity Episcopal Church present gift to Major Nathanael Doria of The Salvation Army
(Galveston, TX- July 2020) The George & Magnolia Willis Sealy Foundation is supporting COVID relief efforts for Galveston residents through their church, Trinity Episcopal. The foundation left it up to the discretion of the Outreach Committee to distribute their donation. The Salvation Army was honored to receive $4000.00 to help with the COVID-19 response in Galveston.
The Salvation Army has a long history with Trinity Episcopal Church. Trinity is one of 3 churches that provides an evening meal once a week at the Center of Hope shelter. They have been providing food and volunteers to cook and serve for more than 20 years. Susan Duif, Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal said, “We believe that you (The Salvation Army) are already providing excellent services and are pleased to help and extend this work.”
The Center of Hope at 601 51st Street houses a 124-bed emergency over-night shelter and provides case management for the homeless community. Capacity has been reduced to 60 for social distancing purposes and grab-and-go hot meals for the outside community are served from the canteen in the parking lot at 5:00 pm. Over 12,000 hot meals have been served since the disaster declaration was made in March. The Salvation Army has funding available to help Galveston County residents who need help with rent/mortgage, utility payments or medicine due to employment interruption because of the coronavirus. Residents should call 409-763-1691 Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:00 pm to find out what documentation is needed to apply for assistance. Grocery boxes are also available on a weekly basis.
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.# # #
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.