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Salvation Army to offer drive-thru distribution of Hope Totes

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From the Salvation Army:

Due to the current crisis connected to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Salvation Army launched the Hope Tote initiative last week for seniors in Lubbock. To date, nearly 250 Hope Totes have been distributed to those living in Lubbock proper. Specifically, the initiative is aimed at reaching independent seniors living alone and others struggling with the reality of extended facility closures, unexpected life-as-usual changes, relocation, etc.

Next week, The Salvation Army will be distributing the Hope Totes in Crosby (Monday, Lamb (Tuesday) and Garza (Thursday) Counties. Instead of delivering the Hope Totes directly to homes, congregate drive-through distribution sites (in partnership with churches and law enforcement agencies) will be utilized as the means to get the totes to people. The distribution process will occur via a drive-through scheme so that recipients do not need to exit their vehicles and come into full direct contact with Salvation Army distribution staff. Appropriate distancing and safety measures consistent with what we’ve all become accustomed to during this crisis will be exercised to maximize the safety and well-being of everyone.

Anyone needing a Hope Tote in Crosby, Lamb or Garza Counties MUST call our social services office (806-765-9434) to register on Thursday (April 2) or Friday (April 3). The Hope Totes will be distributed for as long as our supply lasts (there is a limited supply). Distribution locations will be made known to applicants when they call to register.

The Salvation Army continues to ask the public to partner with us by helping to provide canned goods, non-perishable long shelf-life foods, cleaning supplies, paper goods and hygiene items. Collected items can be dropped off at The Salvation Army’s offices at 1111 16th Street in Lubbock Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. The Salvation Army will pick up items that are collected in bulk, if needed.

Video and interview opportunities are available upon request. For more information, contact Major David Worthy via email at david.worthy@uss.salvationarmy.org or via cell at 806.559.9235.

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