Local School to Provide Hundreds of Hours of Community Service in One Day

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

Lynchburg, VA (April 18, 2017) – On Wed., April 19, New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg will provide hundreds of volunteer hours of community service during its annual “Hands & Hearts” event to be held at The Salvation Army of Lynchburg along with other charities in the area. For the fifth consecutive year, hundreds of students, parents, faculty and staff, work together to teach through doing, and instill the value of serving even at the youngest age.

At The Salvation Army location, students will be organizing food and clothing donations, landscaping, cleaning the Center of Hope, and preparing items for daily meals. Other charities to be served by the school on this day include Lynchburg Grows, and Hat Creek Camp. “This is such an exciting day for us at The Salvation Army,” stated Captain Donald Dohmann. “We love to partner with our community in a shared commitment to serve others and are so thankful for this collaboration with New Covenants School.”

New Covenants School was founded in 1991 in the classical, Christian tradition. Unique in its approach among schools in Central Virginia, the school serves students in pre-school to the 12th grade with the finest classical, Christian program of study in the region. The school is fully accredited, and is affiliated with the Reformed Episcopal Church. The Salvation Army has been serving those in need in Lynchburg, VA for more than 110 years feeding the hungry, giving shelter, providing family services, youth enrichment programs and disaster relief.

To learn more about the work of the Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg and opportunities to financially support or volunteer in one of its community programs, please visit http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/lynchburgva/ or contact us at 434-845-5939.
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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.

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