The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Receives $20K Grant from CVS Health Supporting Community Needs amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The funds will be used to support ongoing food basket and meals-to-go distributions




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HONOLULU (April 17, 2020) – The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands has received a $20,000 grant from CVS Health to support its response to the COVID-19 outbreak across the islands. The grant is part of more than $1 million CVS Health and its foundations have given to address food insecurity and other community needs in response to the challenges presented by the pandemic.

“The grant will be used to support on ever-expanding food basket and meals-to-go distributions across the state,” said Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “We appreciate the support CVS Health has provided The Salvation Army to help our island communities respond to COVID-19.”

“We know that as a result of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many people in the communities we serve who are faced with urgent needs,” said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy at CVS Health, President of CVS Health Foundation. “As part of our ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, we are pleased to be supporting The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands] in response to this pandemic.”

The Salvation Army announced in March that all Salvation Army officers had been appointed into emergency disaster service roles in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, all Salvation Army facilities shifted to emergency response mode and are being made available to governmental authorities for use as quarantine centers, housing for medically fragile individuals, food distribution locations, coronavirus testing, and any other services as needed. Exact uses will be determined and finalized in the coming days and weeks.

Monetary donations to support the efforts can be made at hawaii.salvationarmy.org or by calling 808-440-1800.


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