The Salvation Army helps those affected by Covid-19

As the coronavirus COVID-19 has evolved into a pandemic, we are monitoring the situation daily. Safety is of utmost priority, so we have ramped up efforts to slow the spread of this virus among our employees, volunteers, and the homeless and other vulnerable people we serve.

We are working with local, state, and federal government and health authorities, including participating in situation awareness calls with federal partners like FEMA, CDC, DHS, and HHS. We are developing new hygiene and cleaning protocols to help keep safe our residents and others who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services to survive.

We also anticipate a significant increase in need of emergency assistance for low-wage employees facing layoffs due to COVID-19. The support we provide – rent/mortgage, utility, and food assistance, among others – will become more urgent as the situation evolves.

We need support from our communities to continue to meet the daily needs of these vulnerable populations. Your donations will continue to help us respond to the situation.

Click here to donate to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Click here for our Virtual Food Pantry

To donate via phone or mail call 412-446-1633 or mail donations to 700 North Bell Ave, PO Box 743, Carnegie, PA 15106

Anyone in the U.S. can call The Salvation Army's Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline at 844-458-HOPE (4673) during the pandemic from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EDT. Trained Salvation Army Officers and employees are available to talk, advise, and above all pray for individuals, families and situations. Anyone who is feeling lonely, isolated or fearful of the coronavirus outbreak can call the hotline number to reach a friendly and reassuring voice.


Press Releases

May 5, 2020 – Eddy Homes Provides Lunch for Families in Need During COVID-19 | Read More

April 28, 2020 – Payne Glasses/PMEDI Donates 1,000 Masks to The Salvation Army for Staff and Volunteers on The Front Lines Serving Those Impacted by Covid-19 | Read More

April 23, 2020 – Pittsburgh Steelers to Raise Needed Funding for The Salvation Army in NFL “Draft-A-Thon” April 23-25, Rooney’s Make Additional $250,000 Donation Split Between The Salvation Army and United Way | Read More

April 15, 2020 – Commonwealth of PA Joins with Operation BBQ Relief and The Salvation Army | Read More

April 14, 2020 – UnitedHealthcare Donates Additional $10,000 to The Salvation Army to serve 6,800 Meals to Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 | Read More

April 8, 2020 – The Salvation Army Shares Message of Hope and Faith During Time of Crisis, Offers Remote Church Service During Holy Week and Easter Holiday | Read More

April 3, 2020 – The Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary donates fabric for 1,000 makes to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital to help with shortage of supply | Read More

March 31, 2020 – Sinclair Broadcast Group and The Salvation Army Partner to Aid those Affected by COVID-19 | Read More

March 30, 2020 – Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Helps Provide 2,460 Meals to Children in Need Through The Salvation Army’s “Better Together” Program | Read More

March 23, 2020 – The Salvation Army Launches Virtual Food Drive | Read More

March 22, 2020 – National (Fox News) - The Salvation Army spokesman on continuing operation amid COVID-19 | Watch 

March 17, 2020 – The Salvation Army Responds to Coronavirus | Read More

Media inquiries please contact Ava Henderson at or at 412-580-6770


COVID-19 Related Stories

April 24, 2020 – The Salvation Army Washington Still Has Love | Read More

April 8, 2020 – Volunteer turned Client Due to Fire | Read More

April 8, 2020 – Dawn | Read More

April 7, 2020 – Easter - Captain Susan Thwaite | Read More

April 6, 2020 – Jody | Read More

March 26, 2020 – Amanda l Read More

March 25, 2020 – Alice l Read More


Local News

April 8 (Beaver County Times) Salvation Army of Aliquippa provides food supplies and lunches

April 4 (KDKA-TV) Monessen Salvation Army delivers meals to Mon Valley Hospital employees

April 3 (KDKA-TV) Salvation Army Donates Fabric for 1,000 Masks for Excela Health's Westmoreland Hospital

April 3 (WPXI-TV) Washington Salvation Army serves 1,500 children through Love in a Backpack

April 2 (WJAC-TV) Johnstown Salvation Army and Sinclair Cares Relief Fun

April 2 (New Castle News) Food Donation Helps Salvation Army in New Castle keep on serving

April 2 (Courier-Express) Salvation Army of Ridgway accepting donations, sees increase in local need

April 2 (Punsutawney Spirit) Salvation Army works to feed both physical & spiritual needs

March 31 (WJAC-TV) Johnstown Salvation Army helping those in need

March 31 (KDKA-TV) Penguins Foundation donates to The Salvation Army

March 30 (Pittsburgh Business Times) Penguins Foundation supports Salvation Army, provides 2,460 meals to children

March 27 (Sharon Herald) Sharon Salvation Army Steps up with Emergency Food Distribution

March 25 (WJAC-TV) Altoona Salvation Army responds to COVID-19

March 25 (Huntigdon Daily News) Pandemic impacts Huntingdon Salvation Army food pantry

March 24 (KDKA-TV) KDKA-TV News This Morning - Salvation Army WPA Launches Virtual Food Drive

March 24 (KDKA-TV Online) Salvation Army Starts Virtual Food Drive To Stock Pantries

March 24 (Connersville News-Examiner) Salvation Army Uniontown - Easter assistance

March 24 (Indiana Gazette Online) Cancellations, closures continue to mount locally - Indiana SA Virtual Food Drive

March 24 (Tribune Review) Pittsburgh changing days for distributing grab-and-go meals to kids - Westside & Homewood

March 24 (Observer-Reporter) Washington and Greene community foundations to aid nonprofits through crisis

March 24 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) City aligns student meal distribution with PPS schedule - Salvation Army Westside & Homewood

March 23 (The Salvation Army) – San Rocco Foundation donates $500 to The Salvation Army in Aliquippa, PA

March 23 (The Courier Express) DuBois Salvation Army continues to help during COVID-19 outbreak

March 23 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Steel Valley Salvation Army - 'Uncertainty' is the new reality for schools

March 23 (Observer Reporter) Washington Salvation Army continues Love in a Bag mobile effort

March 21 (Indiana Gazette) Indiana Salvation Army helps feed residents

March 21 (Pittsburgh Action News 4) Monessen Salvation Army feeds family after school closures

March 20 (KDKA-TV News) KDKA-TV News at Six - Salvation Army helps Steel Valley School District

March 20 (KDKA-TV News) KDKA-TV Morning News - Steel Valley school district and Salvation Army are offering free food to kids

March 19 (KDKA-TV News) KDKA-TV News (Five & Six) - Salvation Army Homewood, Westside, Steel Valley

March 19 (Channel 11 News) Channel 11 News at 5pm - Salvation Army Homewood

March 19 (WTAE-TV Online) PPS leverages community partners to meet student needs - Homewood & Westside

March 19 (South Pittsburgh Reporter) Grab & Go Lunches for school children available on the Hilltop - Homewood & West End

March 19 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Pittsburgh Public Schools adds distribution locations for students' meals

March 19 (The Tribune-Democrat) Johnstown Salvation Army - Region responds to virus with determination, compassion

March 18 (Beaver County Times) United Way supporters rally to help Salvation Army lunch program for schoolchildren

March 18 (Tribune-Review Online) City of Pittsburgh and The Salvation Army providing 'grab-and-go' meals for kids

March 18 (WJAC-TV) WJAC News at 11pm - The Salvation Army Ridgway helps seniors during Coronavirus

March 17 (The Tribune-Democrat) Johnstown Salvation Army helps provide meals to students in response to virus

March 17 (Observer-Reporter) Washington Salvation Army's "Love in a Backpack" program extends through school closures

March 16 (Beaver County Times) Beaver County Salvation Army responds to food needs due to school closures

March 16 ( Clearfield Salvation Army Assists with School Lunch Program's Pick-up Locations