Local Salvation Army Chapters Served More Than 260,000 in 2020
Even after the unprecedented circumstances brought on by 2020, including the outbreak of COVID-19, The Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi managed to serve a total of 261,658 people last year, which was up 4,355% from last year.
In a press release issued last week, The Salvation Army of Alabama and its sister chapters in Mississippi and Louisiana outlined the organization's highlights for the year. On top of the over 250,000 individuals served, grocery orders rose 42%, home-delivered meals increased 204%, and personal comfort kits rose 204%.
"This past year has indeed been like no other. As I reflect on 2020, I'm proud of the work The Salvation Army in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi has done to help our neighbors in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the back-to-back hurricanes we've experienced," said Major Kent Davis, the divisional commander for the Salvation Army of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans facing crises including poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a variety of services. There are 7,600 centers throughout the United States, with 20 specifically in Alabama.
"We will continue to fight the good fight for years to come and look forward to continuing working with donors and volunteers to serve our neighbors in need," Davis said.
To read more of the annual report, visit The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Division website.