CLEVELAND — During this time of COVID-19, we have seen rising levels of anxiety, uncertainty and fear. In response, the Salvation Army has come up with a way to help all of us.
The Salvation Army has launched its first nationwide hotline to provide emotional and spiritual care to anyone impacted by this crisis. If you are 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. 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
The Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio is committed to meeting need wherever it exists, however 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.
You can support their local Salvation Army and community by visiting SalvationArmyOhio.com. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit that site to find your local Salvation Army service center.