Salvation Army of Baton Rouge offering help to furloughed government workers

Salvation Army of Baton Rouge offering help to furloughed government workers

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Salvation Army in Baton Rouge is extending food pantry help to federal employees affected by the government shutdown.

In a statement, the Salvation Army says it’s “committed to strengthening others in need and partners with government agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations to serve more than 23 million people in need every year” and that “this work will continue through the shutdown and after it had ended.”

“The Salvation Army is here for the capital region’s families during trying times and always ready to assist,” said Major Don Tekautz with the Salvation Army.

To receive assistance, government employees must present a current federal ID card and furlough notice. Those seeking help should contact Nancy at 225-355-4483. Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to donate online here.

Those directly impacted will struggle to make ends meet for as long as the shutdown lasts. An increased number of these families will rely on Salvation Army services, some of which are funded in part by government grants. Even though dispersal of these funds are delayed, we are hopeful it will be made right when the government is reopened. Regardless, we continue helping those in need.
The Salvation Army of Baton Rouge

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