ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Salvation Army can offer food and financial assistance, as resources allow, for federal employees in North Dakota and Greater Minnesota who have been impacted by the government shutdown. Donations are needed in order to provide these services at adequate levels.
Services are being offered at Salvation Army locations in the following cities:
Minnesota: Brainerd, Duluth, International Falls, Rochester
North Dakota: Grand Forks
Federal employees can receive food at all of these locations. Financial assistance such as gas vouchers, utility assistance, and rent/mortgage assistance is in limited supply and will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Services will be provided weekdays during regular business hours. To receive services, guests must bring their federal ID and bill documentation.
“The Salvation Army is focused on meeting the needs of federal employees who are experiencing financial hardship,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division.
Donations of food and money are needed. Nonperishable foods can be given at any Salvation Army location. Monetary donations can be made in three ways:
- Give online
- Mail a check designated “Government Shutdown” to The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. Or, drop off a check at your local Salvation Army.
- Call 651-746-3517 during weekday business hours
The Salvation Army is an apolitical charity dedicated to meeting human needs without discrimination.
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