The Salvation Army Remains Steadfast in its Mission to Meet Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 1, 2020 | by Joe Cohen

Communications Manager
(703) 299-5551

For Those Able to Give, Federal Stimulus Checks Provide an Opportunity to Share Hope With Those Less Fortunate

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 1, 2020)—The Salvation Army, the nation’s largest social services organization with a presence in almost every ZIP code in America, has expanded its efforts to meet the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. As an organization that is uniquely positioned to assist vulnerable Americans, The Salvation Army’s current response is focused on:

  • Food security – Expanding food assistance with new delivery and drive-through options

  • Shelter – Providing safe shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness

  • First responder support – Providing support based on each community’s need (for example, providing meals and childcare)

  • Emotional and spiritual support – Offering support and spiritual care for individuals who have been emotionally or spiritually impacted by this crisis

Though The Salvation Army is committed to meeting need wherever it exists, COVID-19 will greatly increase the number of service requests we receive for months – if not years – to come. As a result, ongoing public support will be critical in ensuring that no one is turned away or overlooked.

For those individuals who will receive stimulus checks from the federal government, The Salvation Army’s sincere hope is that those checks will help you meet the needs of yourself and your family. But if you are in a position to share what remains with those who are less fortunate, monetary donations are the most effective way to assist those in need, and all donations stay in their local communities.

People can join the fight for good and support their local Salvation Army and community by visiting

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit to find your local Salvation Army service center.


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