The Charlottesville Salvation Army fulfills a year-round need no one else in this community provides—public or private—ensuring that people are able to find shelter and a hot meal. In 2015, the Charlottesville Salvation Army provided more than 56,000 meals to guests at their Ridge Street facility and 27,000 nights of lodging. They serve as the application center for Dominion EnergyShare dollars for qualifying individuals of which over $100,000 was given out in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in 2015 to help prevent utility disconnections.
The Salvation Army in Charlottesville receives no government support; they rely solely on the generosity of the greater Charlottesville community, raising funds through events such as this year’s Telethon. Money raised stays here in greater Charlottesville and directly benefits this community.
Thanks to the Charlottesville Newsplex, The Fourth Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented by Better Living, Inc. will air on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM on CBS 19