ALEXANDRIA, VA-The Salvation Army World Service Office, located in Alexandria, recently donated $1.1 million to help fight the surge of COVID-19 cases in India.
The money will be used in the following ways: to improve oxygen supplies, provide more personal protective equipment, hire additional nurses and other personnel, and purchase solar refrigerators to store vaccines and other medications.
“The Salvation Army’s presence in over 132 countries gives us the ability to quickly help those in need on the other side of the world,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander for The Salvation Army. “We simply could not look on without action while the people of India suffer through a heartbreaking surge of pandemic poverty and loss of lives.”
As of May 4, the World Health Organization reports a total of 20,282,833 COVID-19 cases in India.
In addition to the monetary donation, the Salvation Army is assisting at hospitals, providing information about COVID-19, and supporting families who have lost loved ones and their livelihoods. They are asking Americans to donate money, if possible. To make a contribution, click HERE.