The Salvation Army Encourages Public to Donate Essential Supplies to Help Those in Need

Mar 23, 2020

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (March 23, 2020) – As the community complies with the statewide efforts to protect public health and minimize the long-term impact of COVID-19, The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division is asking for donations of essential supplies to continue supporting metro Detroiters in need.

Those who have extra supplies they would like to donate can drop them off at any of The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division's Corps Community Centers. These items include:

  • Hand soap/sanitizer

  • Forehead thermometers

  • Nitrile gloves

  • Nonperishable food

  • Paper towels

  • Sanitizing wipes

  • Toilet paper

  • Clam shells (disposable food boxes)

For a full list of Salvation Army locations, please use our location search.

Corporate donors are in the process of providing supplies; however due to high demand, these items will not be immediately available.

Individuals can also support The Salvation Army’s efforts through monetary donations by:

  • Texting COVID to 24365

  • Donating online

  • Calling 877-SAL-MICH

  • Sending a check, made payable to The Salvation Army, to 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075

As the situation evolves, The Salvation Army anticipates a significant increase in emergency assistance needs for low-wage employees facing layoffs, limited hours, childcare challenges and more. To combat this, the nonprofit has ramped up efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect employees, volunteers and the metro Detroit community.

For up-to-date information on The Salvation Army’s response to COVID-19, please visit

About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,493,786 meals and 573,968 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at



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