Community Partnership to Provide a Special Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Lynchburg Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
434-845-5939
tammy.shank@uss.salvationarmy.org

Community Partnership to Provide a Special Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Lynchburg Residents

Lynchburg, VA (November 23, 2016) –The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is partnering with Jacked Rabbit Food Truck and Evangafest of Moneta to provide a special Thanksgiving Day meal as part of the Salvation Army’s community feeding program. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, dinner will be served in front of the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope building on Park Avenue from 4-6 pm to residents of the shelter and members of the community. “We are so appreciative of this partnership with Jacked Rabbit,” stated Salvation Army Food Services Director Carol Kirby. “The residents and members of the community have been looking forward to this meal for some time.”

Jacked Rabbit Food Truck specializes in vegan entrees with flair. Owner Loralee Walters has reached out to residents of the community to create a special menu for the day. “We have received a number of requests for our Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich,” stated Walters. “We want it to be special for the community. This is the second year we have been able to provide a meal during the holiday season and are so thankful to be able to continue the tradition and expand it to include both Thanksgiving and Christmas.” The Salvation Army’s dining room will be open for those needing a warm place to eat and desserts will be served as part of the Thanksgiving meal.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg’s community feeding program provides breakfast and dinner 365 days a year and is one of several community services provided by the Corp. The Lynchburg Salvation Army serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been part of the community for more than 115 years. If you would like more information about this program or how you can support or partner with The Salvation Army, please call 434-845-5939 or visit http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/lynchburgva/.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Ring a Bell and Help Those in Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
434-845-5939
tammy.shank@uss.salvationarmy.org

Ring a Bell and Help Those in Need

Lynchburg, VA (November 7, 2016) – The bells are ringing, and The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg needs the community’s help. Last year, more than 54,000 hot meals were served, 13,000 nights of lodging were given and more than 6,500 people received financial assistance through The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope. In addition, more than 6,000 gifts were given to children and the elderly through the Angel Tree program and members of the community received disaster relief assistance and youth enrichment programs provided by The Salvation Army.

This past year, The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope has seen an increase in women, children and the elderly needing shelter and financial assistance. The Center of Hope, which provides the community feeding program, family financial services and the homeless shelter, is funded through donations from the community and the Red Kettle Campaign. In order to meet a growing need in the Greater Lynchburg area, the 2016 Red Kettle goal is to raise $250,000. “Every year The Salvation Army of Lynchburg relies on faithful volunteers and donors to make the annual “Red Kettle” campaign successful,” states Corps Captain Donald Dohmann. “Thousands of individuals turn to The Salvation Army though-out the year. I encourage the citizens of our community to give of their time as a volunteer at a “red kettle” location or to cheerfully give when they pass by a “red kettle” this holiday season!”

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been a part of the Greater Lynchburg community for more than 110 years. If you would like more information on how you can volunteer, please call 434-845-5939. To make an online donation, please visit #redkettlereason or you may also text GiveHelp to 71777. (standard messaging and text rates apply).

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.