The Salvation Army Launches Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (April 14, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army Central Territory has introduced an Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline. The hotline, available by calling 1-877-220-4195, operates seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 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.
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. At work in Michigan since 1887, The Salvation Army operates 180 facilities throughout the state. Annually, these facilities provide more than 3.5 million meals and more than 852,000 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 salmich.org.
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