Apr 10, 2020 | by Lessa Peter

If you need someone to talk to, call 844-458-HOPE (4673), 5 AM - 9 PM AKDT, 7 days a week.

Anchorage, AK – The Salvation Army has been providing food, emotional and spiritual care support and social services to Alaskans in need in very unique ways the past month. From drive-through food box disbursements to Facebook LIVE worship services, The Salvation Army, like everyone else, has been adapting during this time of crisis. We recognize that social distancing, staying at home and job loss can take a significant toll on one’s mental health and have implemented a nationwide hotline to provide emotional and spiritual care services to those in need.

Anyone who needs someone to talk to or needs emotional and spiritual guidance can give The Salvation Army's national hotline a call at 844-458-HOPE (4673). The line is staffed by Salvation Army officers and trained employees from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. AKDT, seven days a week.

“Everyone has been social distancing to help flatten the curve of Covid-19 for nearly a month,” said Major John Brackenbury, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Alaska. “We have all taken important measures to keep ourselves, our families and our fellow Alaskans healthy and safe. We are also all very aware that the social isolation, fear of illness and loss of work may be taking an emotional toll. The Salvation Army is here to help in any way we can and this is just one more way of being of service to Alaskans in need.”

To contribute to The Salvation Army’s efforts in your community, please consider donating online at or by texting COV19 to 243-725. The public may also donate $10 via mobile billing by texting HOPE to 52000.

[Extended hours of Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline updated May 5, 2020]

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood


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