Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, wife puts groceries in the Orlando Salvation Army weekly grocery donation – Central Florida News – Health
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Residents got their COVID-19 shot and then picked up food for the week at the Salvation Army in Orlando today.
The Salvation Army continues to serve in #Georgia and #Alabama where #Tornadoes struck last week. We have been to these churches and it will be a long time before everyone has recovered. You can help today at https://t.co/lMjTe8rQql. pic.twitter.com/LzJgKtElVz
– Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) March 29, 2021
The Orlando Salvation Army holds a food distribution event and a resident vaccination clinic in the men’s house parking lot every Tuesday.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his wife were among the volunteers packing cars with food this week.
Dyer says the need remains great a year after the pandemic started.
“We are largely a service economy, and so many of the jobs in the service economy were some of the first to be shed during the pandemic. So people had some savings. But we’ve been at it for over a year now. So many people have been unemployed for a long time. I never thought that they could use a little more hand. “
Ken Chapman, who is in charge of Orlando Metro Area Command, says sharing these two necessities is one way to bring hope to the people of Orlando.
Chapman says that this is a very fitting message before Easter Sunday this weekend.
“I think it’s a sign of new life and new hope. You know I may not be able to pay my bills today, but I have food for my children. I couldn’t afford the vaccine, but the Salvation Army made it possible for me to have it. “
The food distribution event takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., while the Matrix Medical Clinic-operated vaccination clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until supplies are used up.