About the Telethon

When significant government dollars were cut to social services The Salvation Army provides, the Army didn’t retreat – instead, it mobilized. Recruiting a battalion of community members and local businesses, The Salvation Army launched its first telethon in 2013, and since has replaced more than $280,000 in lost funding. In 2018, the need in Charlottesville continues, and so the Army will mobilize its telethon effort on Tuesday, September 25 beginning at 6:00pm.

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 25, from 6pm – 8pm, unbroken by commercials. It will be hosted by CBS19’s Dan Schutte and Tara Wheeler with WCHV 107.5FM’s Joe Thomas.

Date & Times

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:00pm-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.

Location of Event

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.

Purpose of the Telethon

Each year The Salvation Army in Charlottesville serves:

  • More than  60,000 HOT MEALS served
  • More than 1,000 individuals provided SHELTER
  • More than 12,000 ANGEL TREE GIFTS
  • More than 3,200 VISITED in NURSING HOMES
  • More than 14,400 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER HOURS

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.

Salvation Army Programs
  • Emergency Sheltering
  • Hunger Relief
  • Housing Homeless Families
  • Veterans Housing
  • Angel Tree
  • Back to School
  • After School Program
  • Summer Camp Program
  • Utility Assistance