SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (April 17, 2020)— After ramping up its services through these uncertain times, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has received a generous gift to continue supporting community members in need. Horizon Bank has joined the ‘Fight for Good’ with a $5,000 donation to help fund the nonprofit’s COVID-19 relief efforts in metro Detroit.
With a presence in almost every ZIP code in America, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to respond to the unique needs of people living in poverty. These challenges are exponentially magnified during times of crisis, including pandemics like the novel coronavirus. It is for this reason community partners like Horizon Bank play such an important role.
“I have been a supporter and a volunteer with The Salvation Army for more than 20 years. The organization has always served the needs of our community and I have had the privilege of helping the Bread & Bed trucks that feed hungry individuals daily,” said Janet Pasco, Horizon Bank market president of Oakland County. “As I would have expected, they have immediately stepped in to help during this crisis. Please join me in thanking them for their service to the community.”
The Salvation Army is facing a significant increase in emergency assistance needs for low-wage employees facing layoffs, limited hours, childcare challenges and more. The nonprofit is working hard on the front lines to provide additional food, shelter and financial support to the underserved and vulnerable population of metro Detroit.
“We are truly thankful for Horizon Bank’s generous gift to help us fight for good in metro Detroit,” said Lt. Col. John Turner, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “Across the United States, The Salvation Army is stepping up to the challenge and continue to serve the most vulnerable populations in each community.”
The Salvation Army has been serving metro Detroit since 1887 and will continue to do so in His name without discrimination. Individuals and corporations can also support The Salvation Army’s efforts through monetary donations by:
- Texting COVID to 24365
- Visiting www.salmich.org
- Calling 877-SAL-MICH
- Sending a check, made payable to The Salvation Army, to 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075
For up-to-date information on The Salvation Army’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.salmich.org/COVID19.
About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,493,786 meals and 573,968 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Bank has pledged $250,000 in aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being allocated across several not-for-profit groups who are working to assist affected individuals in the communities we serve in the States of Indiana and Michigan. Horizon Bank, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bank may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.
Sharon Tatom Garcia
The Salvation Army