ROME, N.Y. – Three regional Salvation Army locations have received $30,000 combined from the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Response Fund, to help the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly $900,000 has been invested into the fund, which was established through the United Way of the Mohawk Valley and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.
“We are grateful for the Foundation and United Way’s dedication to creating strong partnerships with organizations like The Salvation Army. Their support helps us to make the biggest impact possible in our area,” said Capt. Michael Harrington, of the Rome Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army locations in Herkimer, Rome and Utica each received $10,000.
Officials say the funds helped the organization work toward meeting the 50% increase in need they’ve seen during the pandemic.