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Portland, OR (May 7, 2020) -- During the COVID-19 pandemic women continue to seek shelter and safety at Salvation Army shelters across the Portland Metro area. To make Mother’s Day special this year, the Oregon Chinese American Community is partnering with The Salvation Army. 

The Oregon Chinese American Community is providing over 400 meals from local restaurants to deliver to five of The Salvation Army’s shelters in the Portland Metro area on Sunday, May 10.  

  • Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES) 
  • West Women’s and Children’s Shelter - Confidential Location for survivors of Domestic Violence
  • The Salvation Army White Shield Center 
  • The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Shelter 
  • The Salvation Army Silvercrest Residence 

Several local Chinese American organizations worked together to fundraise for this donation, including the Chinese Friendship Association of Portland, Intel Chinese Employee Network, and the United Chinese Association of Oregon.

“We really appreciate the kindness and expression of love our friends in the Oregon Chinese American Community are bestowing upon those many people we are helping to socially isolate in our residential facilities.  This generous meal on Mother’s Day will affirm to our residents that our community cares for them on this special day," said Major Bob Lloyd, The Salvation Army Portland Metro Coordinator. 

“In this Asian Heritage Month and amid the global crisis we make this donation to show our love on this special Mother’s Day,” said Hardy Li, Former President, Chinese Friendship Association of Portland.

The United Chinese Americans (UCA) has pronounced this Mother’s Day the Chinese American Food of Love Day, in all 50 States and 100 Cities:

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About The Salvation Army Portland

Since 1886, The Salvation Army has provided help for the most basic needs of local residents without regard to race, creed, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.  The Salvation Army’s services include programs that help people transition from crisis to safety and stability—365 days a year. Last year, The Salvation Army services assisted over 80,000 youth, adults, and seniors across Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County. Learn more at

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