HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (April 14, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army Central Territory has introduced an Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline to provide compassionate care during the coronavirus outbreak. The hotline, available by calling 1-877-220-4195, operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time.
Most individuals and families are experiencing a higher-than-normal level of stress, due to the direct and indirect effects of the spread of COVID-19. Anyone who is feeling lonely, fearful or hopeless during the coronavirus outbreak can call the hotline number to reach a friendly and reassuring voice. Trained Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers will be available to talk, listen, comfort, and pray for individuals, families and situations.
Kevin Ellers, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army Central Territory, shares that the hotline is important to help people get through these challenging days, by giving them an opportunity to share their concerns. “Those who call will be in different situations – some afraid, some lonely, and some who might need a word of encouragement or a prayer. Others may just need the comfort of knowing that someone is listening. The hotline fits well with our mission of caring for the body, soul and spirit.”
There is no charge to access the call-in service, and it’s available to anyone in the 11 Midwestern states we serve: Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.
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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.