This year, National Salvation Army Week is held May 15 – 21. This week of recognition was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. – who stated in his proclamation:

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans, giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

This year, Salvation Army Week at the Hampton Roads Area Command will consist of several fun activities and events, all with the intention of recognizing the great work and dedication of the volunteers and donors that make The Salvation Army’s mission possible.


Monday, May 15th Community Lunch on the Lawn- Norfolk. All are welcome to join us! We will serve lunch while listening to music by Brothers by Choice. MacArthur Square Park by Bank Street from 11am – 1pm.
Tuesday, May 16th  Tune into The Hampton Roads Show  Channel 10 at 11am
Wednesday, May 17th Community Lunch on the Lawn- Portsmouth. All are welcome to join us! We will serve lunch while listening to music by The Salvation Army Praise Band.

Wacky Wednesday at ALL Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Festival Park (near N’Telos and the Portsmouth Pavilion) in Portsmouth from 11am – 1-m.
Thursday, May 18th Salvation Army Night at Tides Stadium Harbor Park: 150 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510. Our very own Captain Bill McKinley and RJ Gator will throw out the first pitch at the Norfolk Tides Game. Game begins at 6:30pm.
Friday, May 19th Family Fun Night at The Kroc Center- Dinner and a Movie. Event starts at 6:30 pm and movie starts at 8:00 pm. Open swim, bounce house, outdoor games, music, and more! The Kroc Center: 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502
Saturday, May 20th The Salvation Army Family Store $1 per pound Sale at

5524 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA.

5524 Virginia Beach Blvd.