In response to the rising levels of anxiety, uncertainty and fear resulting from this unprecedented pandemic, The Salvation Army has launched its first nationwide hotline to provide emotional and spiritual care to anyone impacted by this crisis. If you’re looking for spiritual guidance or local services, or if you just need someone to talk with, Salvation Army officers who are pastors and emotional-care personnel are there to listen.
The phone number is 1-844-458-HOPE (4673). Staff are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST and will answer calls made from anywhere in the United States. Counselors speak English and Spanish, and callers are encouraged to leave a message if they call after hours.
As the nation’s largest social services organization with a presence in almost every ZIP code in America, The Salvation Army of Fort Smith has expanded its efforts to meet the overwhelming need caused by COVID-19.
Uniquely positioned to assist those vulnerable in River Valley communities, the Army’s current response is focused on:
*Food bags given away Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11am - Must have valid Identification
*Hot meals served every evening at 6pm - Wednesdays and Sundays at 5pm
*Emergency nightly shelter for men and women and children
Though The Salvation Army Fort Smith is committed to meeting need wherever it exists, 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 in ensuring no one is turned away or overlooked. People can join the fight for good and support their local Salvation Army and community by visiting salvationarmyusa.org/COVID19. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to find your local Salvation Army service center.
KXMX News Staff
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