During this COVID19 pandemic, The Salvation Army of Lincoln County has been stepping up to meet the needs of the community, without discrimination. “The need for assistances has tripled.” says Lieutenant Nathan Perry, who with his wife, Lieutenant Corrin Perry, are the commanding officers of our local Salvation Army. “It is our mission to assess and do all that we can to meet the need of families who are displaced due to the COVID outbreak.”
Since March 13, 2020, The Salvation Army of Lincoln County has provided the following in response to the COVID19 outbreak:
– $5,347.14 assisting over 105 families with utility assistance
– $1,000.00 in grocery vouchers to JC Market (Thriftway)
– 468 case management with families
– 349 cases of emotional and spiritual care
Also, The Salvation Army has been distributing food boxes, personal care items and activity lessons to families and children who are shut-in.
The Salvation Army of Lincoln County has secured a $20,000.00 grant through Oregon Community Foundation that will assist those who have been financially displaced from COVID19 in Lincoln County. “This entire grant goes back into the community at 100%” said Lieutenant Nathan Perry.
A great local partner of The Salvation Army is JC Market, who through the grocery vouchers, gives families an opportunity to shop for food, personal care items, diapers, formula and other self-sufficiency items that are needed. “Each family has their own personal needs and restrictions. Through the grocery vouchers and our partnership with JC Market, families have the ability to shop with dignity for items that are specific to their own needs.” says Lieutenant Corrin Perry.
Anyone seeking assistance will be served according to their need and Salvation Army’s ability to help.
Donations are greatly appreciated during this time. Any donation that is given to The Salvation Army of Lincoln County is used exclusively in our local area. Checks may be mailed to: The Salvation Army of Lincoln County, 140 NE 4th Street, Newport, OR 97365. For more information, call (541) 265-6814 or visit their website at: www.newport.salvationarmy.org.
The Salvation Army has been in Lincoln County for more than 25 years and in addition to their Family Services office, has a music and arts after school program, senior programs, women and men’s ministries groups, and Sunday worship services open to all.