The Salvation Military distributes 700,000 PPE to caregivers
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The Salvation Army distributes 700,000 items to nursing homes, supported homeless shelters and safe houses for victims of modern slavery.
GBP 230,000 in PSA was funded by the Daily Mail and its partners, with Age UK benefiting from the donation among the other charities.
The bulk delivery includes masks and aprons and is distributed with the help of Mail Force.
Malcolm Page, deputy director of the Salvation Army's homeless services, said: "This generous donation will save lives and money, and we are very grateful to Mail Force.
"We currently spend around £ 24,000 a week on PPE to ensure the safety of our employees and vulnerable service users.
"With such a large donation, we can use part of this money to stock up on food banks, guide our debt counseling and support the victims of modern slavery.
"The Salvation Army has been at the forefront of the coronavirus response from the start. Whether it is to deliver food parcels to those who couldn't leave the house to help the homeless isolate themselves. We are determined to help the weakest and to be the weakest. " This means doing everything possible to ensure the security of our service users and employees and to use our community networks to pass on PPE to other organizations.
"The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned with its network of locations in communities across the country coupled with a" can "mentality to store and organize the redistribution of PSA supplies."