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COVID-19 increases demand for Salvation Army services

 

August 20, 2020

Kyle Clayton

Left to right: Volunteers Emily McPhetres, Shannon McPhetres and Nancy Schnabel distribute Salvation Army food boxes Tuesday around 5 p.m. outside the Haines Presbyterian Church. Between 100-150 boxes of produce and dairy have been provided to residents in need each week since early July. Next Tuesday, Aug. 25, is the last day boxes will be distributed.

The Haines Salvation Army has seen a substantial increase in demand for services across the board since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In July, the Haines Borough Assembly dedicated $32,000 in federal

CARES Act funding to help the organization provi...



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