(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced that it will provide The Salvation Army with $15 million to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts.
The organization says a portion of the funding will support The Salvation Army of Indiana.
Lilly’s donation is being made in the form of two grants: a $10 million grant will support The Salvation Army’s national work and will be divided equally among the organization’s four territories. A $5 million grant will be allocated towards helping residents of Indiana.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Salvation Army says it has rapidly evolved its programs to serve vulnerable Americans and those whose livelihoods are being affected by COVID-19.
“The Salvation Army is only able to serve thanks to support from others, and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of Lilly Endowment,” said David Hudson, National Commander of The Salvation Army. “This much-needed support from Lilly Endowment will allow us to meet those needs for millions of Americans, and we hope the support will boost awareness and inspire others to give as well.”
The Salvation Army provides services such as food delivery and food box provision for individuals, families and isolated seniors; shelter for vulnerable populations; financial support for those who have been laid off or seen their hours cut; desperately needed childcare services; and more.
You can find more information on The Salvation Army’s COVID-19 relief efforts by clicking here.