FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA (October, 11) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg recognized hundreds of volunteers on Sat., Oct. 10 at The Salvation Army Community Corp Center located on Park Ave. in Lynchburg, VA. The annual event is held to recognize the exceptional volunteer work put forth by members of the community.
The following individuals and groups were recognized as outstanding volunteers: Eugene Wilder, Al Baughman, Danny Dillard, Calvin Carlson, Ron O’Neil, Matt Short, Frances Stewart, Dorothy Cox, Christy Hinton, Living Word Church, Court St. Baptist Church and Blue Ridge Emergency Disaster Survival Group.
Individual awards were given to the following volunteers: Extra Mile Award: Sandy and Dave Mayberry; Partners in Mission Award: Thomas Road Baptist Church; Partners in Media: Spirit FM, Volunteer Group of the Year: New Covenant School and Volunteer of the Year: Ron O’Neil.
Volunteers were recognized for their work in several areas of the organization that included: Center of Hope, Red Kettle, Angel Tree, Community Feeding Program, community awareness and disaster response. Recipients of volunteer awards are chosen based on several deciding factors, which include but are not limited to hours worked and extent of impact.
If you would like to learn more about how you can help The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg by becoming a volunteer, please contact the office at 434-845-5939 or go to http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/lynchburgva/.
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.