The Salvation Army Launches New Support Hotline

Apr 6, 2020

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The Salvation Army Launches New Support Hotline

MILWAUKEE - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be launching a new support hotline.
The Salvation Army Chaplain Support Line, 888-651-7294 (SAWI), will be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day and will be manned by trained Salvation Army chaplains.
"We will take calls from people across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan who need a word of encouragement, who are feeling alone with no one to talk to, and who are looking for spiritual care and prayer," said Pastor Alexis Twito, Chaplain Coordinator.

The line, which launched at 9 a.m. on Monday April 6, will take calls not just during the COVID crisis, but will continue to be a place for people to call during any kind of disaster such as; flooding, a tornado, a mass shooting, or a large apartment complex fire. The line will be open 365 days a year.

"Overall, the primarily goal is to meet the spiritual care needs of the caller, but if they are in immediate crisis and we can refer them to mental health counsellors or help them with practical needs at the same time, we are happy to do that as well," Twito said.


About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human 

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