The SAVC desperately needs donations of masks, gloves, and food (these items can be dropped off in Vineland), as well as volunteers to help with organizing and cleanup. If people are staying home and want to help, they can write a check to: “Salvation Army Vineland” and mail it to: Major Moises Rivera, SAVC, P. O. Box 354, Vineland, NJ 08362.
Steve Plevins, Advisory Board Member and Public Relations Committee chair, is also available to answer questions or help with any arrangements on behalf of the SAVC. He can be reached at 856-558-3825.
Minerva Alvarado, Volunteer Public Relations, Digital Media Marketing acts as a liaison so that the Majors have less phone calls, given the fact they are on the front lines. She can be reached at 856-240-0729 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The building is currently closed to the public, all services have been cancelled until further notice (many different after-school programs for kids, free eye clinic for the uninsured, church services, bible study, to name a few programs that served an important resource for area residents).
They are, however, open for Food Distribution four days a week with a “no contact” method of delivery. The days of distribution are Mondays and Fridays from 12 to 2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC, including practicing social distancing and wearing gloves/masks.
The agency is also working remotely to serve pastoral ministry needs and those in financial crisis (via telephone and Facebook). The Salvation Army Vineland has been working tirelessly with one employee and a handful of dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of hundreds (and hundreds) of displaced individuals and families due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. The SAVC directly serves Vineland (and Millville/Port Norris).