Apr 30, 2020

Cleveland, OH (April 30th, 2020) — In response to the rising levels of anxiety, uncertainty and fear resulting from this unprecedented pandemic, The Salvation Army has launched its first nationwide hotline to provide emotional and spiritual care to anyone impacted by this crisis. If you’re looking for spiritual guidance, local services, or if you just need someone to speak to, call the hotline. Calls are answered by Salvation Army officers, who are pastors and emotional-care personnel.

The phone number is 1-844-458-HOPE (4673). Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST and will answer calls made from anywhere in the United States. Counselors speak both English and Spanish, and callers are encouraged to leave a message if they call after hours.

The Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio has expanded its efforts to meet the overwhelming need caused by COVID-19. With a presence in every zip code in Ohio, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to assist those vulnerable in Ohio communities. The Army’s current response is focused on:

- Drive thru mobile pantry operations

- Providing assistance for rent, and utilities

- Delivering food boxes to those unable to leave their residences

- Providing live streams of bible studies & Sunday worship services to spread joy and hope

Though The Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio is committed to meeting need wherever it exists, COVID-19 will greatly increase the number of service requests received for months – if not years – to come. As a result, ongoing public support will be critical to ensure no one is turned away.

People can join the fight for good and support their local Salvation Army and community by visiting

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit to find your local Salvation Army service center.


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 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.

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