Golf for the Homeless

In two weeks, on Sunday September 11th 2016 the Keezletown United Methodist Church will be hosting a par-3 golf challenge at the picturesque Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club. The proceeds will benefit the Harrisonburg Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.

Following the round of golf, a BBQ will be held in the club house and prizes awarded.

Play a round of golf and help shelter a homeless person for a night or two. Every $16 raised in the challenge will house one person for one night. This is the third year the church’s golf challenge is benefiting the shelter.

“We are thrilled that to have the Keezletown United Methodist Church as one of our shelter partners. The church not only conducts the golf challenge and supportsthe shelter financially, they volunteer each month to cook and serve the evening meal to our guests.”

The $50 per player entrance fee includes all green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. The 1st Hole-In-One prize is a Lawn Tractor from Bindley & Hurst. Tee off time is 2:00 PM.

It is not too late to register for the event, either as an individual or a team of 4 for $200.

To register, individuals and foursomes can call (540) 269-8531, or email Joel Robinette at joel_robinette@hotmail.com.

Golf and Help House the Homeless

In less than a month, on Sunday September 11th 2016 the Keezletown United Methodist Church will be hosting a par-3 golf challenge at the picturesque Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club. The proceeds will benefit the Harrisonburg Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.

Following the round of golf, a BBQ will be held in the club house and prizes awarded.

Play a round of golf and help shelter a homeless person for a night or two. Every $16 raised in the challenge will house one person for one night. This is the third year the church’s golf challenge is benefiting the shelter.

“We are thrilled that to have the Keezletown United Methodist Church as one of our shelter partners. The church not only conducts the golf challenge and supportsthe shelter financially, they volunteer each month to cook and serve the evening meal to our guests.”

The $50 per player entrance fee includes all green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. The 1st Hole-In-One prize is a Lawn Tractor from Bindley & Hurst. Tee off time is 2:00 PM.

To register, individuals and foursomes can call (540) 269-8531, or email Joel Robinette at joel_robinette@hotmail.com.

Salvation Army Provides School Supplies

On Friday August 12th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. the Harrisonburg Salvation Army’s Tools for School Program is distributing school supplies and backpacks to children from low-income families. The organization has filled 480 backpacks with basic school supplies, supplies courtesy of this past weekend’s Stuff the Bus collection held at area locals Walmarts in partnership with the United Way.

“Helping our youngest neighbors in a practical way with school supplies is an investment in the future of our community and is at the heart of our mission,” says Major Hank Harwell, the Corps Officer of the Harrisonburg Salvation Army. “How we treat our children today will color our community in the coming decades. For over two decades The Salvation Army’s Tools for School has provided over 9,000 children with supplies to start the school year off with basic educational tools because we know the value of investing in those who will be our future educators and community leaders.”

The supplies will be distributed by The Salvation Army’s Ladies Auxiliary, a volunteer group of women who meet monthly to organize special projects, as well as other volunteers from the community.

The Salvation Army wishes to thank its volunteers and all those who donated supplies, cash and their time towards making Stuff the Bus and the Tools for Schools effort a success.

Families seeking to receive the supplies for their K through 5th Grade children are to come to The Salvation Army on Friday August 12th 2015 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday. The distribution will take place out of the organization’s 185 Ashby Ave Harrisonburg location. Parents are to present their ID and a copy of each child’s last report card to show school and grade entering, or a copy of their school registration. For students who are home schooled, parents need to have the child’s birth certificate and a letter from the school board/or home school testing office.

To donate to The Salvation Army, gifts marked “Tool For School” can be mailed to PO Box 468, Harrisonburg VA 22803. Credit card gifts can be made either online at http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/harrisonburgva/, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Volunteers Needed This Weekend for Stuff the Bus

There is a tremendous need for volunteers for this year’s Stuff the Bus. “The whole program rests upon the generosity of the community and the volunteers who graciously give of their time to help out at both of our local Walmarts,” says Major Hank Harwell, the Corps Officer of the Harrisonburg Salvation Army.

To volunteer, please contact Dale or Dave by calling The Salvation Army at 540-434-4854 or sending an email to david.sears@uss.salvationarmy.org. Volunteers are particularly needed on Saturday evening and throughout Sunday.

Stuff the Bus will be taking place at all area Walmarts from Friday August 5th through to Sunday August 7th. The annual Stuff the Bus enables people and groups to purchase school supplies for children who are from low income homes.

In Harrisonburg/Rockingham Stuff the Bus is a joint partnership between the United Way, the Harrisonburg Salvation Army, WHSV-TV 3, and the Verstandig stations, WSVA, Q-101, and Fresh 96.1.

In August 2015 the Harrisonburg Salvation Army provided school supplies to 433 children. Those who are unable to attend Stuff the Bus may mail their gifts to The Salvation Army – Stuff the Bus, PO Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Donors should also note “Stuff the Bus” on the memo line.

Golf Challenge Benefits The Salvation Army’s Homeless Shelter

On Sunday September 11th 2016 the Keezletown United Methodist Church will be hosting a par-3 golf challenge at the picturesque Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club. The proceeds will benefit the Harrisonburg Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.

Following the round of golf, a BBQ will be held in the club house and prizes awarded.

Play a round of golf and help shelter a homeless person for a night or two. Every $16 raised in the challenge will house one person for one night. This is the third year the church’s golf challenge is benefiting the shelter.

“We are thrilled that to have the Keezletown United Methodist Church as one of our shelter partners. The church not only conducts the golf challenge and supportsthe shelter financially, they volunteer each month to cook and serve the evening meal to our guests.”

The $50 per player entrance fee includes all green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. The 1st Hole-In-One prize is a Lawn Tractor from Bindley & Hurst. Tee off time is 2:00 PM.

To register, individuals and foursomes can call (540) 269-8531, or email Joel Robinette at joel_robinette@hotmail.com.

Starting the Year Right

It is said that, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”  It’s even more terrible when a young child has a good school and wonderful teacher but the child’s learning is hampered when the child lacks the basic supplies to help them maximize their potential.

The Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Salvation Army partners with the United Way in the annual Stuff the Bus program to gather and provide school supplies to low-income children.

Stuff the Bus will be taking place at all area Walmarts from Friday August 5th through to Sunday August 7th. The event enables people, churches and companies the opportunity to purchase school supplies for children who are from low income homes.

In Harrisonburg/Rockingham Stuff the Bus is a joint partnership between the United Way, the Harrisonburg Salvation Army, WHSV-TV 3, and the Harrisonburg Radio Group stations, WSVA, Q-101, Fresh 96.1, and WSIG.

The need is great for volunteers to help with the event. To volunteer, please call Dale or Dave at The Salvation Army, 434-4854, or email Dave, david.sears@uss.salvationarmy.org. Volunteers are particularly needed on Saturday late afternoon and throughout Sunday.

In August 2015 the Harrisonburg Salvation Army provided school supplies to 433 children. Those who are unable to attend Stuff the Bus may mail their gifts to The Salvation Army – Stuff the Bus, PO Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Donors should also note “Stuff the Bus” on the memo line.

Volunteers Needed for Stuff the Bus

A tremendous need remains for volunteers for this year’s Stuff the Bus. “The whole program rests upon the generosity of the community and the volunteers who graciously give of their time to help out at both of our local Walmarts,” says Major Hank Harwell, the Corps Officer of the Harrisonburg Salvation Army.

To volunteer, please call Dale or Dave at The Salvation Army, 434-4854, or email Dave, david.sears@uss.salvationarmy.org. Volunteers are particularly needed on Saturday late afternoon and throughout Sunday.

Stuff the Bus will be taking place at all area Walmarts from Friday August 5th through to Sunday August 7th. The annual Stuff the Bus enables people and groups to purchase school supplies for children who are from low income homes.

In Harrisonburg/Rockingham Stuff the Bus is a joint partnership between the United Way, the Harrisonburg Salvation Army, WHSV-TV 3, and the Verstandig stations, WSVA, Q-101, and Fresh 96.1.

In August 2015 the Harrisonburg Salvation Army provided school supplies to 433 children. Those who are unable to attend Stuff the Bus may mail their gifts to The Salvation Army – Stuff the Bus, PO Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Donors should also note “Stuff the Bus” on the memo line.

Par-3 Golf Challenge to Help the Homeless

On Sunday September 11th 2016 the Keezletown United Methodist Church will be hosting a par-3 golf challenge at the picturesque Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club. The proceeds will benefit the Harrisonburg Salvation Army’s homeless shelter.

Following the round of golf, a BBQ will be held in the club house and prizes awarded.

Play a round of golf and help shelter a homeless person for a night or two. Every $16 raised in the challenge will house one person for one night. This is the third year the church’s golf challenge is benefiting the shelter.

“We are thrilled that to have the Keezletown United Methodist Church as one of our shelter partners. The church not only conducts the golf challenge and supportsthe shelter financially, they volunteer each month to cook and serve the evening meal to our guests.”

The $50 per player entrance fee includes all green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. The 1st Hole-In-One prize is a Lawn Tractor from Bindley & Hurst. Tee off time is 2:00 PM.

To register, individuals and foursomes can call (540) 269-8531, or email Joel Robinette at joel_robinette@hotmail.com.

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

It is said that, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”  It’s even more terrible when a young child has a good school and wonderful teacher but the child’s learning is hampered when the child lacks the basic supplies to help them maximize their potential.

The Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Salvation Army partners with the United Way in the annual Stuff the Bus program to gather and provide school supplies to low-income children.

Stuff the Bus will be taking place at all area Walmarts from Friday August 5th through to Sunday August 7th. The event enables people, churches and companies the opportunity to purchase school supplies for children who are from low income homes.

In Harrisonburg/Rockingham Stuff the Bus is a joint partnership between the United Way, the Harrisonburg Salvation Army, WHSV-TV 3, and the Harrisonburg Radio Group stations, WSVA, Q-101, Fresh 96.1, and WSIG.

The need is great for volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers will assist with the gathering and sorting of the supplies, and in handing out of supply lists. To volunteer, please contact Dale or Dave by calling The Salvation Army at 540-434-4854 or sending an email to david.sears@uss.salvationarmy.org. Volunteers are particularly needed on Saturday evening and throughout Sunday.

In August 2015 the Harrisonburg Salvation Army provided school supplies to 433 children. Those who are unable to attend Stuff the Bus may mail their gifts to The Salvation Army – Stuff the Bus, PO Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. Donors should also note “Stuff the Bus” on the memo line.

The Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers to Train a Disaster Response

Harrisonburg, VA (July 8, 2016) – Pictures and stories of a disaster, whether it is local or national, naturally stir the heart to do something to help in some way. Without prior training, the desire to volunteer at a disaster site cannot be fulfilled. On-site training during a disaster is not the time to be trained.

 

On Saturday July 16th 2016, the Harrisonburg Salvation Army hosts a disaster preparation component, ServSafe, that qualifies a person to prepare and serve food at a disaster site. The class will commence at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

 

“Our goal is to train, over the next year and half, a sufficient number of volunteers to staff four to five teams of 4 people who can assist with a local disaster,” says Major Hank Harwell, Corps Officer of the Harrisonburg Corps. “While our focus is preparing for a local response, a secondary goal is to have one or two teams qualified to travel to disaster responses outside our area, such as the West Virginia flood where The Salvation Army is currently serving.”

 

Those who attend this training will be eligible to participate in a local or regional disaster response. There are no costs to the participants for this training.

 

Those who are interested in participating in the training must pre-register online by going to http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes&state=VA.

 

Those who have additional questions or encounter difficulty registering may contact Major Harwell or Dave Sears at 540-434-4854.