Ward, candidate for U.S. Congress, volunteers at Salvation Army to show support for Apache Junction

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Posted 5/4/20

Anne Marie Ward, a candidate for U.S. Congress in District 4, spent April 30 meeting with voters and volunteering at the Salvation Army Apache Junction Corps Community Center, packing and …

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Ward, candidate for U.S. Congress, volunteers at Salvation Army to show support for Apache Junction

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Anne Marie Ward, a candidate for U.S. Congress in District 4, spent April 30 meeting with voters and volunteering at the Salvation Army Apache Junction Corps Community Center, packing and distributing boxes of emergency food.

She helped with dozens of boxes, even personally delivering one to a disabled senior in the community, according to a release.

Later, Ms. Ward went through the community distributing heat-relief packages to those without shelter.

“This pandemic has shown the strength and resolve of our communities. This community center has seen a three-fold increase in need within the community," she said in the release. "While there is no doubt the pandemic has had a substantial impact on our communities, the way Arizonans have come together to help one another in these tough times has been truly inspiring.”

The Salvation Army Community Center, 605 E. Broadway Ave., is a cornerstone organization in Apache Junction, providing food to families who need extra help, the release states.

When COVID-19 hit, the food bank expanded its efforts to meet the needs of families who were impacted by the shutdown of businesses and work. The food bank has seen a significant increase in the daily numbers of families and seniors needing assistance.

Ms. Ward has spent the last few weeks volunteering her time in Arizona District 4 communities to combat the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, launching a math tutorial series to help the students and families in her district. Due to the statewide stay-at-home order, many nonprofits and community service organizations are short on volunteers, according to the release.

As a former middle-school math teacher, Ms. Ward has also launched a math tutorial series to help students in Arizona's District 4 needing extra support while completing the remainder of their school year online. She has made math classes available online via Facebook Live and will also be available for free one-on-one tutoring to those who request it to ensure that our students don’t fall behind while learning from home.

As a native Arizonan, Ms. Ward believes it is important to give back to local communities, especially in times like these, the release states.

She is challenging Flagstaff resident Paul Gosar for the Republican nomination for U.S. Congress in Arizona District 4 for the primary election on Aug. 4.

Go to annemarieforcongress.com.

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