Every non-profit agency has been impacted in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Salvation Army in New Bedford is no exception.

Major Michael Jung told Townsquare Sunday this week that the virus has forced the agency to scale down the traditional "Red Kettle" campaign, and how toys and other Christmas gifts will be distributed this holiday season through the Neediest Families Fund.

Despite prospects of less revenue in 2020, the Salvation Army remains open seven days a week, providing a variety of services including food giveaways and hot meals to those with nowhere else to turn.

Major Jung and his wife Amanda have been in New Bedford for just over two years. He said the people of New Bedford are amazing, but the need remains great. His interview can be heard here:

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