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The Salvation Army is still meeting human need during this time of uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic.
We want to reassure all the people we serve and our donors that our doors are still open. As long as we can safely care for our neighbors - while observing official health regulations set forth by the CDC, HUD and local health officials -we will continue to do so.
At A glANCE
All around our region, we are finding ways to serve, including...
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Individuals we serve daily will feel the impacts of this crisis on a greater level. We need support from our community to be able to serve not only these vulnerable populations, but also people who never anticipated needing our help. The BEST way you can help at this time is through monetary donations.
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What We're Doing Now
Our doors are open and we are doing our best to serve however we can. Here are some of the special things going on in our region now. We'll keep updating this list as the situation evolves. We've also noted where some programs are postponed, or where facilities are closed.
Oakland Chinatown Corps: 379 12th St, Oakland, CA
One-on-one disciple sessions
Weekly Community Women Bible Study using Zoom
Weekly East Bay Pastors and members Prayer Meeting using Zoom
Telecare for people in need
Changed in-person Sunday service to an online format
Participate in Alameda County’s Mobile lunch feeding program for 250 people in Homeless Camps
Collecting medical supply donations for hospitals; both local and to other counties in California.
Items such as medical masks, protective goggles, medical gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer, & nasopharyngeal swabs
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Oakland Garden Street: 2794 Garden St, Oakland, CA
Food bag pick-up (and bread and pastries once those are gone) outside of building
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Mobile lunch feeding program for 250 people experiencing homelessness in the area
Seven local encampments & tiny home communities in Oakland in partnership with “Operation Dignity"
Monday - Friday
Families living on-site at Emergency Shelter
Providing meals (35-65) at a time
Providing care kits: sanitizing wipes, soap, new toys, books and activity kits for kids
Movie time (with social distancing) for families in shelter
Delivery of care packages to TSA donors, mostly seniors who cannot purchase cleaning supplies and other essentials
Tri-Cities Corps: 36700 Newark Blvd, Newark, CA
Visiting three homeless communities
Hayward Corps: 430 A. Street, Hayward, CA
Bagged lunches served To those in need
Monday-Friday from 12:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Handing out pre-boxed food boxes outside of the front lobby
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday-from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Serving to go hot means from front lobby
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Chico Community Center: 567 E 16th St, Chico, CA
Drive-thru food distribution
Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Looking for non-perishable only food donations
Can be dropped off at the corps Monday—Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Providing PG&E Assistance & clothing vouchers
Sign up by phone at (530) 776-1009
Morning Owls Program for seniors and other regular corps programs suspended
Oroville Community Center: 1640 Washington Ave, Oroville, CA
Food distribution in parking lot out of TSA Canteen
Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
We anticipate that the need for food, counseling, emergency assistance and programming will continue to increase during this global crisis, and we stand ready to serve.
In the coming days and weeks, the most vulnerable among us may be housebound, out of work, and in need of basic necessities. Many will turn to us for assistance. If you would like to support your neighbors in need, you can make a secure online gift now. The BEST way you can help at this time is through monetary donations.