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Salvation Army steps up to help in lockdown

FRIDAY, 27 MARCH 2020 I For immediate release

It’s all hands on deck as a team of officers and soldiers from The Salvation Army (pictured below) get ready to partner with the Department of Social Development (DSD) to feed homeless people in Pretoria.

Salvation Army steps up to help in lockdown

Starting with today’s evening meal, the Salvationists will be providing two meals a day for about 1 000 people at three venues in Pretoria: Marabastad (450), Princess Park (300), and Frances Street (150).

The feeding scheme will continue until the end of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown.

PR Secretary of The Salvation Army in Southern Africa, Major Carin Holmes, says: “Homeless people are a particular concern of our Church during this time of Covid-19 and the lockdown, and we are pleased to partner with the DSD in this initiative. All South Africans need to play their part in helping pull the country through this crisis.”

The Territorial Commander, Colonel Daniel Kasuso is asking all Churches to join hands with The Salvation Army and pray for the country and those affected by Covid-19.  He thanks President Cyril Ramaphosa for his leadership in this time.

The Salvation Army is an international movement and evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and has a professional record in rehabilitating and accommodating trafficking trade victims and addressing social injustice in a systematic, measured, proactive and Christian manner through its International Social Justice Commission.

The Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army encompasses four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland – and the island of St Helena. Its officers, soldiers and full-time employees provide their spiritual and community services through approximately 230 corps (churches), societies and outposts, as well as through schools, hospitals, institutions for children, street children, the elderly, men and abused women, and daycare, goodwill, rehabilitation and social centres.


Media Contact: Ruth Coggin
Quo Vadis Communications
Tel: 011-487-0026
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Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
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