Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Live on CBS19 – Channel 6 and 806 on Comcast Xfinity; Channel 19 on DirecTV and Dish Network; over the air on channel 19.1; streaming live on http://newsplex.com/livestream or via the CBS19 – Newsplex app.
Live on WCHV 107.5FM and streaming live on http://wchv.com.
Televised live from the Charlottesville Corps of The Salvation Army on Ridge Street in Charlottesville, VA.
Watch live on CBS19 – Channel 6 and 806 on Comcast Xfinity; Channel 19 on DirecTV and Dish Network; over the air on channel 19.1; streaming live on http://newsplex.com/livestream or via the CBS19 – Newsplex app.
Listen live on WCHV 107.5FM and streaming live on http://wchv.com.
The Salvation Army’s goal has been to ensure than Charlottesville’s most vulnerable populations receive the support they need in their darkest hours. Caring for others isn’t about politics; it’s about people. The Salvation Army Telethon ensures local people in dire need are kept off the streets and given meals to eat. Money raised stays here in Charlottesville, directly benefitting our community and filling a year-round void no one else, public or private, provides.
The telethon is made possible by a joint operation from the team at CBS19 and WCHV 107.5FM. Together, they produce and air the two-hour special live from the Charlottesville Corps on Ridge Street. The telethon is presented by Better Living Building Supply, with support for the phone bank from Cathcart Group.
This year, the Telethon will air on CBS19 and WCHV 107.5FM on Tuesday, September 17, from 7pm – 8pm, unbroken by commercials. It will be hosted by CBS19’s Dan Schutte and Tara Wheeler with WCHV 107.5FM’s Joe Thomas.
Each year The Salvation Army in Charlottesville serves:
- Nearly 60,000 HOT MEALS served
- More than 650 individuals provided SHELTER
- More than 6,700 ANGEL TREE GIFTS provided to local children
- More than 525 families received UTILITY ASSISTANCE
- More than 640 families received FOOD, CLOTHING, AND FURNITURE
This crucial service to the most vulnerable populations in our region would go undone and needs would go unmet without the intervention of The Salvation Army. Facing reduced funding issues, The Salvation Army’s local Advisory Board and local officers and staff created an all-new project to inform and rally the community in the form of the Annual Salvation Army Telethon, presented by Better Living Building Supply. This telethon gives the community the opportunity to support the homeless and vulnerable, hungry and needy just by dialing the phone or clicking a link online. The Salvation Army has made it easier than ever to “Do the Most Good” in Charlottesville through the simple act of support during the telethon.