3/26/2020 Kroc Center

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March 30, 2020
Media Contact:  Quinton Markham, Lieutenant, Corps Officer Marion & Polk Counties Coordinator 1865 Bill Frey Dr., Salem, OR  97301 Office: 503.798.4780 / Cell: 360.903.8702
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Salem Suspends Regular Operations; Transitions to Emergency Response Efforts
In response to COVID-19, The Salvation Army Kroc Center has increased community assistance and support. The Kroc Center is in regular communication with local authorities regarding COVID-19 protocols and working closely with local organizations to coordinate services.
The Kroc Center officially suspended regular operations on March 17, 2020. Membership payments for the month of April will be suspended and will continue if necessary. Kroc Center members may call 503.566.5762 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday – Friday or contact our Membership Coordinator, Austin Alters at austin.alters@usw.salvationarmy.org for more information.  
“These are challenging and uncertain times for us all. Be assured The Salvation Army in Marion and Polk Counties is working hard to meet the physical needs of our communities by providing food to the hungry and sharing hope in the place of fear,” said Lieutenant Quinton Markham, The Salvation Army Marion & Polk Counties Coordinator.
Right now, the Kroc Center is organizing to support the increasing demand for childcare for our first responders. In collaboration with local partners, the Kroc Center will transition to a Day Care operation for front line-workers with children ages 4 to 12.  
“The Kroc Center stands ready to do its part in support of our dedicated front-line workers”, said Kroc Center Director, Tony Frazier.  
Front line worker Day Care hours will be from 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM, Monday – Friday and begins Monday, March 30, 2020. Please contact the membership desk between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 503.566.5762 for registration information or visit www.krocsalem.org.
The Salvation Army Social Services will continue to operate. For questions regarding social services, please contact 503.585.6688. Food boxes are available Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at 1977 Front Street NE Salem, OR 97301.
This crisis is stretching our resources, and we need your help. Give now at www.krocsalem.org.  
 Please visit www.krocsalem.org for regular updates and ways to support our efforts.
About The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Salem The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Salem, Oregon is committed to the development of strong, healthy individuals and communities with a focus on tangible outcomes that build character and competence in children and families of the Mid-Willamette Valley region and throughout the State of Oregon.
Ryan Rhodes , PR & Marketing Coordinator
(503) 566-5762