The Salvation Army is responding to meet the needs of our community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing food, social services, and emotional and spiritual comfort for those in need.
#GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, is set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Giving Now Tuesday is a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back, no matter who or where we are.
All Salvation Army locations throughout Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are continuing their services to the public while implementing necessary social distancing and other safety measures. The Salvation Army’s thrift stores in all three states have had to close due to statewide mandates, losing much-needed income that provides crucial funding for their local services.
“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday.