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Salvation Army Response

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Despite the pandemic, the Salvation Army is continuing to provide as many services as possible in the Quad Cities. 

Director of Development Bill Horrell says their goals are the same - serve the needy - but delivering those services has changed. Case management is only being done by phone and not in person. And it continues to operate a food pantry. 

"In fact we are expanding our food pantry, which was one Wednesday a month to every Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm, at our 100 Kirkwood Boulevard location - that will be until further notice." 

The Salvation Army is also helping other local agencies find housing for people because some shelters have had to close because of COVID-19.

"So they are transitioning those people into the model that we're using with housing them in extended-stay hotels for up to 30 days."

In addition, Horrell says like many other churches, the Salvation Army has moved its Sunday morning service to Livestream on Facebook - the services are archived for those who can't listen at 11 am. Sunday school and Bible study are now on Facebook Messenger. 

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