The Salvation Army of Port Charlotte is creating a new way for shoppers to access Family Stores in Charlotte County. With the closing of the stores due to COVID-19 precautions, the organization has lost a major source of income that supports vital programs and services for people in need in the county.
“With the loss of income, we are concerned about our ability to continue offering services such as food, utility assistance, and weekly hot meals to our community,” says Captain Israel Roseno, Administrator for The Salvation Army serving Charlotte and DeSoto Counties.
To help recover some of he lost income while the stores are closed to the public, The Salvation Army is finding new ways to engage with shoppers online. Starting on Monday, April 20, shoppers can view weekly videos posted on the organization Facebook’s Page (The Salvation Army Port Charlotte). Buyers can call 941-586-6610 to reserve an item and schedule a time to stop by the store to pay and pick it up.
The Salvation Army will also be hosting 30-minute private shopping sessions where individuals can have the entire store to themselves. At the end of their time, shoppers will receive a 30% discount at the register.
Captain Roseno is hopeful that such initiatives will help raise much needed funds to keep programs going during this time of crisis.
For more information about the Facebook previews, or to schedule a 30-minute shopping session, please call 941-586-6610 or email email@example.com.
To support The Salvation Army’s programs and services in your community, donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyFlorida.org/give.
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The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyFlorida.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalArmyFlorida and #DoingTheMostGood