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Donations replenish shelves at Cortland Salvation Army (audio)

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On this morning’s twice-weekly COVID help segment with the United Way for Cortland County:

Executive Director Christella Yonta called in and gave an update on the community’s local food programs, which have already benefited from the generous donations made by the community to the recently launched Cortland Cares Covid Fund.

Yonta says the fund has already produced a check for the local Salvation Army to replenish its food supplies with two large orders.

(United Way photo: Cortland Salvation Army Mjr. Misty Coffelt accepts a check to replenish empty shelves.)

A collaboration between the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and United Way is currently delivering emergency meals to about 30 households every day across Cortland County – including rural areas like Marathon, Cincy, McGraw, Harford, Homer.

Loaves and Fishes is also still preparing grab-and-go-meals for distribution, as well.

Residents in need of assistance can dial 2-1-1 or visit at any time to sign up for services.

To make a donation, visit or mail a check to 50 Clinton Avenue. Each gift is being matched 100% by the Cortland Community Foundation, which established the fund with a 25k initial donation.

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