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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 bible reading and pastoral care through phone
Postponed in-person Sunday service, switching to an online format
Collecting donations for area hospitals; Highland Hospital, Kaiser Permanent Oakland/East Bay, & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Items such as medical masks, protective goggles, medical gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer, & nasopharyngeal swab
Contact Eunice Chen at Eunice.firstname.lastname@example.org or Captain Esther Hsu at email@example.com for donation details
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.
Weekday church programs canceled
Sunday church service converting to optional prayer time
Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contra Costa County
Concord Corps: 3950 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA
Food pantry open to public (one person allowed in at a time to ensure social distancing)
Able to deliver food boxes to clients in their vehicles
Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Housing 12 individuals in sober living program, providing food and essentials
Contacting seniors by phone and email to make sure they’re OK
Normal in-person church services are suspended; transitioning to live stream services
Eureka Corps: 2123 Tydd St, Eureka, CA
Handing out food bags, activities for kids and bibles from the corps.
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Delivering food to homebound individuals
Call (707) 442-6475 to sign up
Prayer request box at social services office where people can come and submit prayers
Other programs; clothing closet and church suspended for now
Putting together worship packets for people to do at home
Napa Corps: 590 Franklin St, Napa, CA
Lunch program (meals packaged to go instead of dining in)
Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Food boxes picked up at door (requested by phone at (707) 226-8150)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meals provided to county shelter (served cold and individually packaged)
Sunday morning church service moving to online format
Services closed: Sunday breakfast & afternoon coffee and conversation and weekly Celebrate Recovery meeting
Grass Valley Corps: 10725 Alta St, Grass Valley, CA
Providing emergency food bags
Drive-thru pickup on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Call (30) 274-3500 to sign up
Looking for food donations and volunteers to help supply emergency pantry and to distribute food to seniors
Also providing activity bags to families while supplies last
Booth Family Shelter helping to house the homeless and those in need
Call (530) 274-3500 to sign up for wait list
Cold Weather Shelter open for anyone who needs a place to sleep (low temperatures only)
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday church services, bible study, children’s ministry and women’s ministry available on our Facebook
San Rafael community Center: 351 Mission Ave., San Rafael, CA
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.