Lynchburg Salvation Army Celebrates National Salvation Army Week with Events for the Community

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

Lynchburg, VA (May 11, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Lynchburg has several events scheduled in honor of National Salvation Army week, which will be celebrated locally May 14-18 this year.

National Salvation Army week was first declared by President Dwight D Eisenhower in 1954 with this 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.”

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg wants to recognize those who help serve our community and those who we serve with these scheduled events for the week:

Tues., May 15: Reentry Job Fair sponsored by Career Support Systems from 10am-3pm in the Salvation Army Community Center Gym located at 2215 Park Ave.
Wed., May 16: Customer Appreciation Day at The Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 116 Court St, Appomattox VA with all items being sold at half off the listed price on this day.
Thurs., May 17: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for anyone who has volunteered with The Lynchburg Salvation Army in the last 12-18 months. The event will take place between the times of 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Salvation Army Community Center located at 2215 Park Ave.
Fri., May 18: Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Active Military and First Responder Appreciation Day with The Wandering Donut will take place in the parking lot of Timbrook Square Shopping Center on Timberlake Rd. at The Wandering Donut location. All Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement and Active Military will receive a free donut (eligible individuals will need to show an ID card, badge or show up in uniform) in honor of National Salvation Army Week.

For more information regarding these events, please visit our website at www.salvationarmylynchburg.org or contact The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg 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.

Lynchburg Salvation Army is seeing significant drop in Red Kettle donations this Christmas

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

Lynchburg, VA (December 21,2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg’s Red Kettle Campaign comprises approximately 25 percent of its total annual budget. The Red Kettle goal for 2017 is $250,000. As of Wed., Dec. 20, $204,100 has been collected in the Red Kettle campaign leaving a projected deficit of approximately $25,500. “Funds raised in the Red Kettle Campaign provide the means to help those in need in our community,” stated Captain Trey Jones. “We are committed to helping those who need us most and a successful Red Kettle Campaign is an important part of that process.”

The Lynchburg Salvation Army is also seeing a drop in overall financial donations made in addition to the Red Kettle Campaign this season . Many of these donations come in during the month of December through online and mailed gifts. Captain Jones shared, “We know it is a busy time of the year and many people are probably still deciding on where to make their charitable donations for the 2017 year. We want them to know that we are expecting to meet some great needs in our community in the coming year and their support is important to us and most appreciated.”

Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 32,000 hot meals, 12,000 nights of lodging, and financial assistance to more than 6,000 people. In addition, more than 18,000 gifts were given to children and the elderly through numerous community programs provided by the Lynchburg Salvation Army.

The Red Kettle Campaign will end this year one day early on Sat., Dec. 23. The Salvation Army will not be ringing on Christmas Eve since it falls on Sunday. If you would like more information on how to help The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg by making a tax-deductible donation, please call 434-845-5939 or visit www.salvationarmylynchburg.org. 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 112 years.

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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.

Angel Tree Sign-Ups Are Happening Now for the Greater Lynchburg Community!

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

Lynchburg, VA (October 10, 2016) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is taking applications now for those in need of Angel Tree gifts this Christmas season. Scheduled sign-ups are taking place this week; Oct. 10 through Oct. 14 during the following times: 9 am -12 pm and 1 pm -3 pm at the Salvation Army of Lynchburg 2211 Park Ave. Please visit virginiasalvationarmy.org/lynchburgva/ for information regarding alternate dates and sign-up extensions.

The Angel Tree Program for the Salvation Army began in Lynchburg, VA in 1979 and has since expanded into an international movement providing gifts to children whose families are financially struggling during the Christmas season. Last year, more than 2,400 needy children living in the communities of Lynchburg, Bedford, Amherst, Altavista, Campbell and Nelson County received new gifts and clothing as a result of this program.

Volunteers are also needed to help organize and dispense donations during the months of November and December. If you would like more information on how you can help by volunterring, please visit the Salvation Army’s website or contact them at 434-845-5939. Individuals who volunteer cannot be recipients of the Angel Tree program.
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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.

Lynchburg Salvation Army Requests Help in Preparation for Hurricane Matthew

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

Lynchburg Salvation Army Requests Help in Preparation for Hurricane Matthew

Lynchburg, VA (October 4, 2016) – The Salvation Army of Lynchburg is seeking help from the community in providing supplies to areas who are at high risk of suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As of 11 am on Tues., Oct 4, Hurricane Matthew was listed as a category four hurricane with sustained winds of 145 miles an hour with a 60 mile reach. Current weather estimates are for Matthew to continue to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday.

A supply drive will take place at Sam’s Club located at 3912 Wards Rd in Lynchburg VA on Thurs., Oct. 6 from 9 am to 6 pm and on Mon., Oct. 10 from 9 am to 6 pm. The Salvation Army of Lynchburg is asking the community to donate water, paper products, #10 cans of food, breakfast items, coffee, cleaning supplies and other supplies of need. Items can be dropped off at the Salvation Army disaster truck located in the Sam’s parking lot during the supply drive.

The Salvation Army began offering assistance to disaster survivors in the year 1900 in the aftermath of the Galveston, TX hurricane. Since then, The Salvation Army has responded to numerous natural disasters, transportation accidents, civil unrest situations and terrorist attacks. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations.

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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.