The Salvation Army Supports Federal Workers

Feb 4, 2019 | by Rachael Fowler

The Salvation Army Supports Federal Workers
Continuing to provide assistance to furloughed workers

Denver, CO (January 29, 2019) – The Salvation Army is providing food and financial assistance, as resources allow, for federal employees and contractors impacted by the government shutdown. As families of government workers continue to struggle even after the government is temporarily reopened, the organization will aid federal workers with electric bills, gasoline, food and rent.

These services have been available for any federal employee and contractor that has been affected by the government shutdown. To receive services, workers must bring their federal ID. Assistance amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis. 

“We extend a warm welcome for those experiencing financial difficulties,” says Major Mike Dickinson, The Salvation Army Intermountain Divisional Commander. “No one needs to be embarrassed to ask for help. That’s what The Salvation Army is here to do.”

In Denver Metro, The Salvation Army has six facilities that federal workers can receive help from:

 

Aurora Corps Community Center
802 Quari Court, Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 364-1965

Broomfield Corps Community Center
1080 Birch St, Broomfield, CO 80020
(303) 635-3018

Centennial Corps Community Center
3900 E Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122
(303) 779-9662

Denver Citadel Corps Community Center
4505 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
(303) 922-4549

Denver Red Shield Corps Community Center
2915 High St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-2107

West Adams Corps Community Center
2821 West 65th Place, Denver, CO 80221
(303) 428-6430

To learn more about how The Salvation Army can help, and where the closest center is to you, please call our call center at (303) 295-3366.

Clients who received early distribution of SNAP benefits are urged to spend their benefits wisely, but should greater need arise in the future due to another shutdown, The Salvation Army will do its best to help meet those needs, as no one should go hungry.  

Donations of food and money are needed in order to keep these services available for as long as necessary. Nonperishable foods can be given at any of the listed Salvation Army locations weekdays from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monetary donations to support our services for those in need can be made in three ways:

  • Give online at imsalvationarmy.org
  • Mail a check to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 2369, Denver, CO 80201
  • Call (303) 861-4833 during weekday business hours

 

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