The Salvation Army’s COVID-19 Response Highlights
The Salvation Army in Southern California provided essential services and emergency assistance on a massive scale since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We prioritized continuity and expansion for food assistance and shelter services. In the first 90 days of the crisis, we provided over 40,000 pieces of PPE and N95 masks to frontline healthcare workers and emergency response agencies in the city and county of Los Angeles. In partnership with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, The Salvation Army rapidly opened four alternate shelters in Los Angeles County through Project Roomkey. In response to Safer At Home orders, we began drive-thru food distributions at our food pantries and held special events to distribute over 7 million meals to date.
Shipment of over 40,000 pieces of PPE to healthcare workers (Bell, CA)
Now, more than a year since the beginning of the pandemic, The Salvation Army service centers in Los Angeles are hosting pop-up vaccination clinics, providing accessible care for local
residents. We continue to respond to the rising demand and changing needs of our communities and expand our services in Los Angeles.
Pop-up vaccination clinic in Santa Monica, CA