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Emergency Assistance

If you've been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, help is available.

Emergency Assistance

The Salvation Army stands at the front line providing essential assistance for persons in need. This is never more important than during a time of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Designated funding has been provided for each unit in the Kansas and Western Missouri Division for COVID-19 response.

As these funds are limited we are asking that before applying applicants contact their lender, landlord, or utility provider to request last resort funding. Funds will be distributed for immediate needs according to availability and based on our funders’ guidelines.

In order to qualify for assistance the applicant must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. Have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic creating financial hardship (must show documentation as indicated below)
    • Those who have lost or are receiving reduced income from employment
    • Unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19 pandemic such as health care co-pays, child care, etc.
  2. Provide tangible documentation of the COVID-19 related hardship

Our goal is to complete this process as quickly as possible.

  1. Download and print the application form at the bottom of the page
  2. If you need assistance completing the application and assembling supporting documents please contact the corps where you will receive assistance.
  3. Assemble documents described in the next section.
  4. Provide documentation in one of two ways:
    • Email to the corps where you will receive assistance.
      • Please write the name of the person requesting assistance on the top of all documents
      • Please indicate in the body of the email the name, address, and telephone number of the person requesting assistance
    • Fax to the corps where you will receive assistance
      • Fax cover sheet must indicate the applicant’s name, address, and telephone number
      • Please write the name of the person requesting assistance on the top of all documents
  5. You will receive an email verification of receipt of your application within three business days.  Please do not call or email regarding the status of your submitted application as this will delay our processing.

Documentation required to complete assistanceall information is kept confidential and secure

  1. Identification – Photo ID or two other forms of identification for head and household and ID for each other member in the family
  2. COVID-19 impact/income verification
    1. Copy of pre- and post-COVID-19 pay statements
    2. Copy of reduction in hours statement from your employer indicating cause-related for those not receiving pay
    3. Furlough letter
    4. Confirmation of unemployment application and determination
    5. Letter from health care provider for health-related need
  3. DD-214 with anything but dishonorable discharge if a Veteran
  4. Rent Assistance
    1. Page from lease agreement with address and rent amount
    2. Mortgage statement
    3. Rent/mortgage delinquency notice as of April 1, 2020
    4. W9 for landlord
  5. Utility Assistance - past due bill as of April 1, 2020
  6. Signed Client Consent and Release of Information form  

Application Processing

  1. Based on the application and supporting documentation The Salvation Army will review and provide notification of available assistance.  All other resources available in the community to meet the present need will be considered.
  2. Applicant’s present income must not exceed 200% of the poverty level.
  3. Funds will not be paid to the applicant.  They must be paid to a landlord, mortgage company, or utility provider. Checks will be mailed directly to the vendor.

FORMS - Applicants must fill out both the Salvation Army form and the MAAC Link form

Please download the forms to your computer before filling in your information.


Please see this page for a complete list of Kansas and Western Missouri Corps and contact information.