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Salvation Army of Binghamton continues to help the hungry during pandemic

first_imgThe Salvation Army has even gotten extra help from some local businesses. If you are able to make a contribution to the Salvation Army, click here. Members of the Union Center Christian Church have also recently donated. “The homeless population, the helpless population, those who are down on their luck. Really anybody that needs our services we’re available to serve,” said Captain Joseph Hansen. Some of the businesses who have donated so far include Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday, Traditions, Bimbos Bakeries. “We know that it’s impacting families who have lost jobs or have been laid off, so we know it’s impacted them but it’s nice to be able to give them a ray of hope in that we can be able to provide them with some food,” said Hansen. “We’re used to getting to know our clients, being with them, just getting to know them and showing them that they’re loved and they’re cared for,” said Hansen. “We couldn’t do this without the community support and we’ve had lots of restaurants step up to give us some produce and other foods so we could continue our mission,” said Hansen. “We’re always dependent on our donors to help us throughout the year. It’s really nothing new to us that the community would step up and really support us during a time when it’s the most needed,” said Hansen.center_img Since the coronavirus pandemic, Hansen says the Salvation Army has seen three times more people walking through its doors. Despite serving more people, the organization has had to make changes and even some cuts to its programs– a reality that hurts. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Salvation Army of Binghamton’s mission is to meet human needs. That can be a little tough during this time, but its still doing everything it can. The organization helps some of the people who need it most in our area, mostly addressing food insecurity. It’s still operating its soup kitchen as takeout only and its food pantry is contactless.last_img read more

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COVID-19 further wrecks CONCACAF calendar

first_imgMIAMI, Florida (CMC) – The coronavirus pandemic on Friday continued to wreak havoc on the Caribbean football calendar, with organisers forced to postpone next month’s final stage of the Caribbean Club Championship along with the 2021 Gold Cup qualifiers set for June.In a statement, continental governing body, CONCACAF, also announced it was also postponing the Nations League finals also carded for June in Texas.“Given the ongoing public health situation, and following consultation with FIFA regarding the international football calendar, we have made the decision to suspend the CONCACAF Nations League Finals, scheduled for June 4-7, 2020 in the Houston and Dallas areas,” CONCACAF said.“The event, which includes the Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and USA men’s national teams, will be rescheduled to take place at a later date in venues to be determined. “This will be confirmed following further discussions with FIFA regarding the remaining international windows in the football calendar, and will obviously be subject to public health authorities deeming it safe for professional sports events to resume.”The statement added: “… following the same considerations and discussions with FIFA, we have made the decision to suspend the Road to Gold Cup qualification matches scheduled in the June international window and the Caribbean Club Championship scheduled for May.“We will discuss with stakeholders, format and scheduling options for these matches and communicate our plans in due course.The Caribbean Club Championship finals should be held May 8-13 in the Dominican Republic and feature Jamaican club Waterhouse, Haitian side Arcahaie and host units Atlético Pantoja and Cibao.Jamaica hosted the group stage from January 29 to February at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Kingston.June had been expected to see the second round of the Road to Gold Cup qualifiers but they were always unlikely to be scrapped especially after last month’s first round was also postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.Also last month, CONCACAF suspended the Champions League which is at the quarter-final stage, the men’s Olympic Qualifiers and the Caribbean Club Shield carded for April 3-12 in Curacao.last_img read more

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