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Salvation Army opens Community Relief Center in the Capital City

Posted at 6:50 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 20:10:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee's newest Community Relief Center is now open at the Salvation Army on Allen Road.

After answering a few COVID-19 screening questions and receiving a temperature check, those in need can walk in to find a hot meal, access to social services, shower and even use the internet.

At night, they'll replace the general seating areas with cots to serve as an overflow sleeping area for those with referrals from other shelters.

Lt. Ryan Meo says they could not have made the transformation without community support.

"Those times were you walked by a kettle all this past Christmas and drop some change into it," said Lt. Meo. "This is what were able to do with those donations and we ask you to consider supporting the Salvation Army and our mission as we continue to seek new ways of serving the community. We're grateful for the chance to use our space in a really redemptive way and provide hope to people during this time."

Daytime services begin with showers at 8 a.m.

To support The Salvation Army's efforts, click here.