Safari Club donation to Salvation Army to assist with pandemic response

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Posted at 11:30 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 19:44:08-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Safari Club International Acadiana Chapter donated $5,000 Friday to The Salvation Army of Lafayette to assist it with the community response to the COVID pandemic.

The group said they wanted to help in this dire time when The Salvation Army is overextending to meet the needs of the community. They're serving lunch and dinner every day and staying open around the clock to make sure people have a safe place to go.

All of this means spending the money on personnel to keep everything in order.

"As long as the shelter is open we have to have staff on site to provide monitoring as well as to serve extra meals so because we are open longer we have to use extra resources," said Lt. Samantha McGee, Salvation Army of Lafayette.

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