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Salvation Army stepping up to help recovering COVID-19 patients get supplies

COVID-19 patients recovering at home are unable to get the necessary supplies they need. They either can’t get out or have no one to shop for them, so the Salvation Army is jumping in to help.

Any COVID-19 positive patient that steps out of a Southwest Florida hospital and has no one to go home to will be contacted by the Salvation Army.

Their plan is to deliver two hot meals a day to these patients for as long as they need it.

All the meals will be cooked inside their Collier County location.

Capt. Ben Bridges with the Salvation Army in Naples said these patients need a support system and someone to be there for them.

And the Salvation Army is stepping up to fill that gap.

“We wanna be there to fill in those gaps for people that might need a hot meal or two or even for a week to get them through that really difficult time as they continue to deal with COVID-19 and get on the other side of that,” Bridges said.

They stressed that safety standards will be put in place when these meals are cooked and delivered.

Reporter:Nicole Lauren
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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