Nearly 33 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army last year. The easiest and most common way to support Salvation Army programs and outreach is through a financial gift. Eighty three cents of every dollar goes directly to sustain Salvation Army programs in Hampton Roads including: assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, prescriptions and emergency dental; holiday food and the Angel Tree Program; transient services at HOPE Center and HOPE Village; emergency response and disaster relief services; and after-school and camp programming for youth.
You may call 757-543-8100 to make a donation by phone, or mail your check to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 388
Norfolk, VA 23501
Online donations are simply and secure, and can be made directly to Hampton Roads’ Salvation Army. Make a one-time gift, or sign-up for monthly giving.
Donations by Mail
The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command
5525 Raby Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Donations may be designated to a specific community or program within the Area Command.
Gifts of Real Estate
Your gift of real estate may allow The Salvation Army to continue its mission of meeting needs in your community.
We can accept gifts of: unimproved real estate, commercial real estate, residences, farms and vacation homes. If you are considering a gift of cash or real estate, please call 1-866-399-2684 or click here to contact Shana James
If you have any questions concerning your donation, please call 757-543-8100 and request to speak to a Donor Care representative.
A planned gift is arranged by you legally during your lifetime. The principal benefits accrue to The Salvation Army at a later time, after your death or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned gifts take many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian and charitable objectives. Planned gifts can be made in cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, personal property or life insurance.
Bequests by Will
One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting The Salvation Army, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. A bequest also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.
A gift annuity is an agreement between you and The Salvation Army. In exchange for your irrevocable gift, The Salvation Army pays a fixed dollar amount during your life and/or the life of a designated loved one. The amount you receive is determined by the size of your gift, your age and the age of your beneficiary. Your income is guaranteed, regardless of market fluctuation. A major portion of your income is a tax-exempt return of principal and the income may be deferred until a later time as part of your retirement plan. Learn more about Gift Annuities
Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable trust transfers ownership and management of cash and/or appreciated securities to The Salvation Army. The Army manages the trust and pays income to you for the remainder of your life and/or the life of another beneficiary. An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments. A unitrust pays a variable return based on market changes, providing an effective hedge against inflation.
Pooled Income Fund
A pooled income fund is a trust designed to provide variable yet reliable income. Like a commercial mutual fund, it combines your gift with the contributions of other fund participants, wisely investing the sum for a balance of income and growth. Dividends are paid to the shareholders in proportion to each person’s contribution. Your donation results in a tax deduction for the year your gift was made, elimination of capital gains tax if you invest appreciated securities, and reduction of estate taxes for your heirs.
Contributions of life insurance can provide a substantial gift to The Salvation Army. The value of an ordinary policy at the time of the gift is tax deductible. If you continue paying the premiums, they also are deductible as charitable contributions. If a paid-up policy is given, the cost of purchasing a new paid-up policy at your current age is the value of the charitable deduction.
A hometown endowment is a perpetual gift that can be designated for a specific Salvation Army location or program. The original gift remains intact, and the income is used toward the designated area of service. An endowment can be established in memory of a loved one or a donation can be added to an existing fund that will contribute to your local community indefinitely.
Salvation Army planned giving advisors are professionals with many years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each. Contact The Salvation Army to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain our life-changing mission.