The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division receives $20,000 grant from CVS Health

The funds will be used to support ongoing food basket and meals-to-go distributions during the COVID-19 crisis response. 

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

The CVS grant will help fund efforts like The Salvation Army distribution April 17, when volunteers distributed 560 bags of canned food and 280 bags of fresh produce to families in need living in Honolulu’s Mayor Wright Homes federal housing project. 

CVS is committed to helping build healthy communities. 

“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 and 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.



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