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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia. April 18, 2013—In cooperation with the Charlottesville Newsplex, the Charlottesville Corps of the Salvation Army is pleased to announce its First Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented by Better Living to air on Tuesday night, October 22, 2013 from 6 – 8 pm.

If you knocked on the doors of the Salvation Army in need of shelter from the elements and a warm meal, would your knock be answered? 

Suffering from deep federal and state funding cutbacks while facing an increasing demand for services for the neediest in our community, The Salvation Army reached out to the Charlottesville Newsplex who kindly made a multi-year commitment to air a 2-hour prime time fundraising telethon in support of the Army.  The Army must raise $150,000 annually to replace lost government funding.

 “We are deeply grateful to Jay Barton, the General Manager of the Charlottesville Newsplex, for not only making prime air time available to us on an annual basis, but for also committing the full production capability of the CBS 19 team to help us showcase the many services we perform for the needy from our headqurters on Ridge Street”, said Major Allen Johnson, Commanding Officer of the Charlottesville Corps of the Salvation Army.  “We are busy beavers here on Ridge Street”, the Major added.

 Busy beavers, indeed. From its Ridge Street building the Charlottesville Salvation Army provides a wide variety of support services to those in need. Most notably, the Army serves more than 57,000 hot meals every year in its soup kitchen and sleeps over 75 needy folks every single night in its emergency shelter and Center of Hope housing facilities. In fact, for over 100 years The Charlottesville Salvation Army has helped the needy in our region who seek to better their lives. By offering “a hand up, not a hand out”, they maintain a zero tolerance policy for begging and addictive behaviors.   … click for full press release

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