The Salvation Army responds to the crisis in Ukraine
ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –The Salvation Army, a global network serving human needs in 131 countries around the world, brings hope and help to those affected by humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and surrounding countries. With a long-standing presence in the region, the organization and its leaders are part of the communities in which they serve and respond to local needs. The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) has activated its global response network to help support refugees and others affected by crisis. By supporting SAWSO with donations, Americans can directly impact the lives of vulnerable people in Ukraine, Poland, Romaniaand other Eastern European countries.
“The Salvation Army in United States stands in support of global efforts for the people of Ukraine and neighboring countries in this time of crisis,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, national commander of the Salvation Army. “During incredibly difficult times like these, our organization is able to respond quickly to the hardest hit areas. We encourage the American public to support with financial donations, so those affected by the crisis can receive essential services. what they need.”
Where it is safe to serve, Salvation Army officers have pivoted programs to provide shelter, food, clothing, blankets and emotional and spiritual care to those displaced from their homes and seek refuge. Many rescue teams are already on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding countries, with many teams on the way to provide further assistance.
The International Branch of The Salvation Army is currently located in the following countries:
- Ukraine: The Salvation Army is urgently providing food and hygiene items to displaced families.
- Romania: The Salvation Army has formed a humanitarian relief team and is sending essential items to the border to offer support to refugees.
- Moldova: The Salvation Army provides accommodation, hot meals and beverages, Wi-Fi access and other necessary items.
- Poland: The Salvation Army is preparing relief packages for refugees entering the country.
- Russia: The Salvation Army is providing food, hygiene items and other relief items to displaced families.
- Slovakia: A humanitarian relief team prepares to provide accommodation, material needs and emotional support near the Ukrainian border.
- Czech Republic: The Salvation Army has the capacity and stands ready to provide support to refugees seeking assistance there.
A digital media kit with social service assets can be found here. For more information please contact [email protected].
To make a financial donation in support of ongoing relief efforts:
- Donate online: https://salarmy.us/ukrainecrisis
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
- Make a donation by SMS: SMS “UKRAINE” for 52000 give one $10 Don
For more information on the Salvation Army’s ongoing response during the crisis in Ukraineto visit https://salarmy.us/ukraine.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army helps more than 30 million Americans each year overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardship through a range of social services. By providing food to the hungry, emergency relief to disaster survivors, rehabilitation to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and clothing and shelter to those in need, the Salvation Army the highest good in more than 7,000 operations centers across the country. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.
About The Salvation Army World Service Office
The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) is an independent 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the health, economic and spiritual conditions of the poor throughout the world where The Salvation Army is active. Since 1977, SAWSO has been helping people help themselves through sustainable programs that improve lives, fight the spread of disease, raise skill levels, increase productivity and instill self-confidence.
SOURCE The Salvation Army