The Salvation Army of Augusta Receives Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

The Salvation Army of Augusta has received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. to aid in Covid-19 emergency assistance. The funds received from this grant will go directly towards the cost of providing meals and shelter to those impacted by Covid-19. While the Salvation Army of Augusta is providing 24/7 shelter to Seniors, families with children, and individuals seeking relief, the expanded soup kitchen, located at The Kroc Center of Augusta, is also serving two meals a day to the community.

"We are grateful to Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. for partnering with us to help provide much-needed assistance to our community during this quarantine," said Major Douglas McClure, the Area Commander for Augusta. "This grant will help to sustain The Salvation Army's mission of meeting human needs in His name without discrimination."

"The Salvation Army of Augusta's work is essential to providing services for the homeless in our community throughout this coronavirus pandemic," said Ora Parish, Augusta Market President for Bank of America.

The Salvation Army's Center of Hope remains open, operating 24/7 on an expanded quarantine protocol. The Center of Hope provides a shelter and soup kitchen for seniors, individuals, and several families with children who are housed there for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.  

Families and residents of the shelter are provided three meals a day. The children have a playground, scheduled activities, and a staff member dedicated to homework assistance each day.