Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Thanks to your ongoing support and generosity, we were able to serve over 5200 families during a week of distribution at our Christmas Depot. That means making Christmas morning brighter for over 11,000 children in Hampton Roads this year!
Touching lives at Christmastime
The Marines have their own method for distributing bikes at our Christmas Depot and it’s left as a surprise for shoppers. As one mother of two made her way through the distribution center, she was asked if she would like to have a bike for one of her children. When asked if she would prefer for her 10-year-old or 9-year-old, her eyes filled with tears. Her 9-year-old son is currently in the ICU with only one request for Christmas – a brand new bike.
His Christmas wish was granted and she exclaimed how she couldn’t wait to show up to the ICU on Christmas morning with his new shiny bicycle!
It is the spirit of our community that makes the Christmas season bright for so many!
It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference in 2013!
When you donate to The Salvation Army red kettle, expect change. Expect homes and hearts to be warmed. Expect empty stomachs and hungry souls to be fed. Expect need and despair to be transformed by hope and joy.
For every dollar donated, 83 cents goes directly to the programs and services here in Hampton Roads that make a difference each day.
There are several simple ways to give to The Salvation Army while remaining assured that your gift is doing the most good. The most common and easiest way to give is online to The Salvation Army in Hampton Roads at SalvationArmyHRVA.org. You can even customize your gift by specifying a location, becoming a monthly sustainer or make a memorial/honor gift.
To make a donation of stock, contact Shana James at 757.438.1405.
Your gift to The Salvation Army will be used now and throughout the year to support services in Hampton Roads. Please respond by December 31 to make your gift tax deductible