COVID-19 RESPONSE - UPDATED 6/11/2020
Our Family Store at 469 E North Street, Carlisle is reopening on Tuesday, June 16th! The store will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Senior citizens and those at high risk will have a special shopping hour from 9:00-10:00 AM. Donations will be accepted from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on days that the store is open. Donations will be sanitized and processed on days of closure to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Please recognize store capacity limitations. We ask that if you are bringing clothing, that it only be summer clothes. We are unable to accept the following items: TVs, large furniture, items with padding/stuffing (including mattresses, pillows, comforters, and sleeping bags), and baby items that may be subject to recalls such as cribs, strollers, and car seats. Volunteers are needed to help with counting customers and sanitizing carts between shoppers. If interested, please e-mail Marsha.Bates@USE.salvationarmy.org. Please remember to practice social distancing while shopping. We hope to see you soon!
To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, the Social Services Office is conducting all assessments over the phone. Appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 717-249-1411 x.128. The Social Services Office is offering distribution of the YWCA's Pad Pantry until their offices are reopened. Donations of personal care items, particularly conditioner, toilet paper, and feminine care products, are needed for distribution to clients! Other needs top include disinfecting wipes, disinfecting spray and gift cards to Giant and Walmart. To limit contact, please take a look at our wish list on Amazon! All items will be shipped directly to our offices: http://a.co/hyFsioW
The Senior Action Center is offering its members bagged lunches and frozen meals that can be picked up between 11:30-12:00 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Senior Center. Members of the Senior Center can sign up for meals the day prior by calling the Senior Center at 717-249-5007. To pick up your meal, drive into the parking lot on Pomfret Street and line up your car at 11:30 AM. Please stay in your car, roll down your back window, and a volunteer or staff member will place the meals on your backseat.
For the health and safety of our guests at My Brother's Table, we are serving all meals "to-go" style in our parking lot and asking everyone to practice social distancing. Remember, the breakfast program is only for homeless individuals but anyone in need is welcome to join us for the community meal at 4:30 PM Monday-Friday, 12:00 PM Saturday, and 5:00 PM Sunday. Please remember to leave 6 feet of space between yourself and others when lining up to receive your meal.
We anticipate the demand for our services to increase substantially after the health crisis has abated. The majority of our clients are hourly wage earners who will be most impacted by loss of hours and employment opportunities. Please keep us in your prayers - for wisdom, resources, health and discernment - as we serve the most vulnerable in our community now and always. Thankful for you, our friends, committed staff and a God who is bigger than any virus! Please consider making a financial contribution now so that it can be used when most needed. You can give online here, or mail a check payable to The Salvation Army to 20 E Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Thank you!
WELCOME LIEUTENANTS OZIEL AND MELISSA URBAEZ!
We are pleased to announce that Lieutenants Melissa and Oziel Urbaez have recently been appointed as the Corps Commanding Officers of the Carlisle Salvation Army beginning August 5th. They are currently serving at The Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre, PA where they have been the Corps Commanding Officers for four years. Prior to committing their lives to full-time service in The Salvation Army, Lt. Melissa worked as an RN for a private health care agency outside of Philadelphia and Lt. Oziel worked in the Human Resource department at The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Philadelphia. Lt. Melissa holds a RN from Frankford Nursing School, and is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Business Management. Lt. Oziel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Nyack College and is currently working on an MBA with a concentration in non-profit. Both are due to complete their degrees next spring from Asbury University.
Lt. Oziel grew up in Miami, Florida. His parents were in ministry his whole life and are retired Salvation Army Officers. Lt. Oziel’s parents entered The Salvation Army Training College while he was in High School. Lt. Oziel soon fell in love with The Salvation Army and its mission. He volunteered many hours in different corps in Bethlehem PA, Suffern NY, and Philadelphia PA. He has also worked in the Development Department as the Assistant Marketing Director at The Salvation Divisional Headquarters in Boston.
Lt. Melissa grew up in Philadelphia, PA where she started going to The Salvation Army Pioneer Corps at just six years old. She has spent many hours volunteering at The Salvation Army and has spent some time volunteering with The Salvation Army overseas.
Lts. Melissa and Oziel felt called to do more, and entered into full-time ministry with The Salvation Army in 2014. They have been married for 11 years and have two young children: Ellyana (8 years old) and Evangelina (6 years old). They Urbaez family looks forward to joining in what the Lord is doing in Carlise, PA.
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