Salvation Army prepares for COVID-19 for Middle Georgia, officials say

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Salvation Army of Greater Macon is working with local, state, and federal agencies to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The organization will continue its normal operations to service families and individuals in need of emergency shelter.

According to a news release, the organization communicates regularly with the Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency along with community managers.

“During times of war, famine, depression, and pandemics, The Salvation Army have remained ready to serve people in need for 155 years,” said Major Andrew Gilliam, the commanding officer for The Salvation Army of Greater Macon. “We are taking every precaution during these days while remaining humanitarian in our response. We will continue to feed, shelter, and help those in need.”

COVID-19 Information

• The Salvation Army of Greater Macon does not have any cases of COVID-19.
• The Salvation Army of Greater Macon remains the only Emergency Homeless Shelter in Macon.
• The Salvation Army of Greater Macon is increasing its efforts in regularly cleaning the lobby, common areas, dorm rooms, and facilities such as the dining hall and recreational rooms.
• The Salvation Army of Greater Macon needs cleaning supplies for the families, children, men, and women who are staying in its facilities. Please call 478-746-8572 to donate.

Major Gilliam says they are informing staff, employees, volunteers, and participants of the programs on proper hygiene and prevention methods using the standards set by the Center for Disease Control.

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