Salvation Army in emergency disaster mode, seeking donations

The Maui News

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division is seeking donations of supplies and money and announced that its officers have transitioned into emergency disaster service roles in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salvation Army facilities, including Lahaina Corps and Kahului Corps, will be made available for use as quarantine centers, housing for medically fragile people, food distribution locations, coronavirus testing and other services.

Supplies requested statewide include hand sanitizers, paper products, cleaning products, face masks, and other personal protective equipment. Facilities also are urgently requesting monetary donations as service requests increase.

“We have activated the full resources of The Salvation Army in Hawaii to meet human needs during the COVID-19 outbreak in our communities across the state,” said Maj. Jeff Martin, divisional leader. “The Salvation Army is praying for peace, comfort and healing for all our communities during this very unsettling time.”

Kahului Corps is continuing outreach with homeless people. Both the Kahului and Lahaina Corps will continue to provide food boxes to seniors as part of its Family Services program.

For more information or to make monetary donations, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org. Businesses interested in supporting the Salvation Army should contact Betsy Kim, director of corporate engagement and government relations, at Betsy.Kim@usw.salvationarmy.org or (808) 440-1834.