The Salvation Army of Muscatine County’s COVID-19 response

MUSCATINE, Iowa–The Salvation Army of Muscatine County works hard to support the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have stepped up local food assistance operations, entered collaborative efforts with community partners, and enhanced their emergency assistance efforts. These efforts go above and beyond the usual scope and pace of their year-round social services. The number of people now needing assistance has grown beyond the number they traditionally serve.

Lieutenant Greg Bock said, “our focus will be on serving the long-term basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors in the community.” The Salvation Army expects the number of people seeking services will increase even more during this time of social distancing and stay at home orders, especially among area residents experiencing job layoffs and financial uncertainties.

With the anticipated spike in services, the community can help the Salvation Army continue to provide hope and serve the community during these troubling times. Currently they need donations of pasta, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, tuna, bread, peanut butter, jelly, and other non-perishable foods They also need hygiene products and cleaners including toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer.

You may make a monetary donation by visiting www.samuscatine.org. The Salvation Army thanks their communities and partners for their continued support as everyone works through the COVID-19 outbreak together.