The Coronavirus is causing a strain on Tupelo's Salvation Army.
The charity's thrift stores are closed in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas because of statewide mandates.
In just one month, the closure of the thrift stores caused 40,000 dollars in losses.
During the pandemic, the charity is experiencing extra expenses. An increase demand for to-go meals in the soup kitchen is causing more financial strain.
Also because of the "shelter-in-place" order, all residents at the shelter are there for an extended amount of time.
This is causing an increase in the amount of hours the Salvation Army is open. It creates more operational cost.
Major Ray Morton of the Salvation Army is encouraging everyone who is able to give to do so.
He said the best donation is a financial contribution.
"The contributions hopefully go to recovering some of that loss. Whatever it is whether it's everything from when we have to purchase food and keeping our facility operational with utilities. At the same time making sure our employees are taken care of as well," said Morton.
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