Greater Lynchburg Salvation Army is in Critical Need of Volunteer Bell Ringers

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 (November 13, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has kicked off the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign with a plea for volunteers. The Red Kettle Campaign comprises on average 20 percent of The Salvation Army’s total budget. 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.

“We are asking as people make their plans for the holiday season, they also include time to volunteer as a bell ringer,” stated Captain Trey Jones. “We are blessed to serve in one of the most generous communities in the country whose residents have a heart for helping others. Ringing a bell at a Red Kettle is a long-standing tradition in The Salvation Army, one we would love for the community to make part of their own this season.”

Due to closings and adjustments in individual store policies, The Salvation Army has lost several key bell ringing locations that brought in more than $20,000 last year. Having volunteer bell ringers instead of paid ringers ensures that funds raised in the Red Kettle can be applied directly to local program needs. Families and individuals of all ages are welcomed to ring with most choosing to ring in two-hour time slots, but time can be adjusted to accommodate groups and larger families.

If you would like more information regarding how you can volunteer or how to donate, 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.

The Salvation Army Responding to Las Vegas Tragedy and Disaster in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

THE SALVATION ARMY RESPONDING WITH EMONTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE, FOOD AND HYDRATION AFTER
LAS VEGAS TRAGEDY
Encouraging people to donate life-saving blood

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 2, 2017) – The Salvation Army Southern Nevada is providing emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“Salvation Army Clark County Coordinator Major Randy Kinnamon has mobilized our Southern Nevada corps officers to area hospitals to offer emotional and spiritual care. Social Services Director Phillip Hollon is also working with local first responders to determine other ways in which we can help,” said Lt. Col. Kelly Pontsler, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army’s Southwest Division.

We ask that everyone please pray for the families and friends of those who have lost their lives or were injured, as well as the first responders and Salvation Army officers and employees who are serving and ministering to the community.”

The Salvation Army has officers on-site providing emotional and spiritual support at the two hospitals where the vast majority of victims are being treated: UMC Hospital, which is currently on lockdown, and Sunrise Hospital. There are also Salvation Army officers at Spring Valley Hospital and St. Rose Hospital, where other victims are being treated.

Major Kinnamon reports that there is a tremendous need for life-saving blood donations, and people are encouraged to give at the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, at 7135 W. Sahara, or any United Blood Services location: unitedbloodservices.org/lv.

The Salvation Army has dispatched a mobile canteen to the United Blood Services location at 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. to provide food and hydration for those waiting in long lines to donate. Mobile canteens are also being considered at other strategic locations in the city.

Needs are also being evaluated at the Thomas and Mack Center, which has be opened up as a shelter.

Help Continues Despite Shortages:
The Salvation Army fights to serve Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
The charity shifts into overdrive to provide resources and care in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria & Irma.

In one of the worst Hurricane seasons in a decade, The Salvation Army is unwavering in its continued efforts to serve those affected by the storms. For Hurricane Irma and Maria, which obliterated much of Puerto Rico’s and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ infrastructure, The Salvation Army overcomes supply chain challenges to ensure priority needs are met. Last week, The Salvation Army shipped to the areas of greatest need:

– 112,680 bottles of water
– 6,720 meals ready to eat
– 2 pallets of tarps
– 5 cases of water filtration
– 4,530 snacks ready to eat
– 1,000 cases of organic baby food

“We have truly turned a corner to persevere and deliver hope and help to our neighbors in need,” said Michael Orfitelli, Territorial Coordinator of Emergency Disaster Services. “We are grateful for the continued generosity of our donors and partners. These gifts provide food, supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the devastating weather events.”

Some key updates for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands are (as of 9.29.17):
• In Puerto Rico
o The Salvation Army continues to fight to meet the needs of San Juan, Loiza, Fajardo, Humacao, Guayama, Ponce, Areciro, Mayaguez, Penuelas, and Caguas.
o In total, nearly 273,400 meals and snacks have been distributed to those in need since the impact of Hurricane Irma.

• In St. Thomas
o In St. Thomas, The Salvation Army has partnered with the Dutch Reform Church to serve almost 72,000 meals and snacks, along with delivering food, water, and supply boxes to the poorest communities on the Island. These resources are delivered to nursing homes, one skilled care facility, and shelters of the American Red Cross and Catholic Charities.
o In St. Thomas, The Salvation Army is serving nearly 6,000 families daily.

• In St. John
o The Salvation Army is partnering with a local cafe to serve 1,200 families each day.

• In St. Croix
o The Salvation Army is serving nearly 1,000 families each day.

With a permanent footprint in the affected communities, The Salvation Army Disaster Services will continue to provide assistance until the need is met and beyond.

How People Can Help
Response efforts to this hurricane and flooding are expected be costly and last for years. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation.

Online:
helpsalvationarmy.org

Donate By Phone:
1-800-SAL-ARMY

Text to Give:
STORM to 51555

Mail Checks – ** Please designate “Hurricane 2017” on all checks.
The Salvation Army
PO Box 1959
Atlanta, GA 30301

Applications for The Salvation Army Angel Tree begins Monday, October 2

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 (September 28, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg will begin taking applications for Angel Tree gift assistance beginning Mon., Oct. 2. Individuals can apply in person at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center located at 2215 Park Avenue. Sign-ups will take place the first two weeks of Oct., Mon. through Fri., 9 am -12 pm and 1 pm -3 pm daily. Please visit salvationarmylynchburg.org or The Salvation Army of Lynchburg Facebook page for a list of requirements needed at the time of application.

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 4,000 needy children and elderly living in the communities of Lynchburg, Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell and Nelson County received new gifts and clothing as a result of this program

Volunteer opportunities are available during the months of November and December to help with the Angel Tree program. If you would like more information on how you can help by volunteering, please visit the Salvation Army’s website or call 434-845-5939. Individuals who volunteer to help with the Angel Tree program are not eligible for application for assistance through 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. Eighty-two 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.

Local Salvation Army Officers Head to Texas to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Salvation Army Anticipates it to be the Largest and Longest
Emergency Response Effort in the History of the Organization in America

Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA – A team of Salvation Army personnel from Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area is preparing to leave for Texas on September 8, 2017, to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Captain Trey Jones of the Greater Lynchburg Corps and Captain Monica Seiler of the Roanoke Corps will be serving in Texas for two weeks.

The Salvation Army is responding to the catastrophic flooding in the Houston area and providing relief to first responders and survivors. Since Hurricane Harvey will likely impact more people than Hurricane Katrina, The Salvation Army is establishing multiple staging areas throughout Texas including Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Victoria, Arlington and Houston to coordinate relief efforts.

Captain Jones and Captain Seiler are part of The Salvation Army’s national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers that has been deployed to Texas to provide food boxes, bottled water, cleanup kits and comfort kits, in addition to emotional and spiritual care. Staff and volunteers are also serving at emergency shelters and staffing emergency operations and logistics centers.

The Salvation Army has deployed dozens of mobile feeding units that can provide up to 1,500 meals per day each, along with field kitchens that each serve up to 15,000 meals per day. As of Tuesday evening, August 29, 18,483 meals, 17,204 snacks, and 16,640 drinks have been provided.

Due to the size of the population impacted by Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Team anticipates this to be the largest and longest emergency response in the history of the organization in America.

To support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555 or give online at www.helpsalvationarmy.org. Donations may also be sent by mail to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “Hurricane Harvey” on all checks.

For the latest information please go to www.disaster.salvationarmy.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmytexas/ and www.twitter.com/salarmytx. To access photo and video resources related to The Salvation Army Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to www.salvationarmysouth.org/harvey.

 

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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.

 

 

Christmas in July Event Helps Others 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

Lynchburg, VA (July 11, 2017) – Santa is arriving on Tuesday, July, 25 at Mister Goodies Ice Cream on Timberlake Rd in Lynchburg, VA to help raise funds for The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg. All monies donated in The Salvation Army Red Kettle on this evening will be matched up to $1,000 by Mister Goodies. In addition, Mister Goodies will be providing a free small ice cream cone or shaved ice to anyone who shows up wearing Christmas clothing.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with businesses in our community like Mister Goodies,” stated Captain Trey Jones. “The Lynchburg Salvation Army is focused on helping the homeless, hungry and needy in our community and events like this provide needed income during the summer months when donations are often reduced.”

The community is invited to come out and enjoy the festivities beginning with Santa’s arrival at 6:30pm and ending at approximately 9:30pm. WRVL The Journey will also be there with its prize wheel and to provide some holiday music favorites. Mister Goodies is a family owned business that has been serving the Lynchburg community for 14 years. This is the eighth year they have hosted the Christmas in July event.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg provides shelter, community feeding programs, disaster relief, family services and youth enrichment programs for 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 event or how you can support or partner with The Salvation Army, please call 434-845-5939 or visit salvationarmylynchburg.org.

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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.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg Welcomes New Leadership

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

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg, Virginia welcomes Captains Trey and Sheri Jones. The Joneses have held many leadership roles with The Salvation Army most recently serving as Captains in Fredericksburg, VA. As children of Salvation Army officers, they have lived in several locations throughout the southern United States developing a heart for service and a love of ministry.

Their desire to help others led them to serve those who have been adversely affected by natural disasters and emergency situations. While attending college at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR, Captain Trey witnessed first-hand The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster response to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. This led him to apply for a position with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Department in Tampa, FL, where he held many positions with the last being director of the department. Captain Sheri also served as a first responder in Florida providing medical attention to hundreds of individuals as a certified paramedic.

During his time working for the Disaster Services Department of The Salvation Army, Captain Trey worked on more than 20 natural disasters in the United States including 11 hurricanes. Currently, Captain Trey is designated as the Incident Commander for all disasters in the National Capital and Virginia Division of The Salvation Army. He is also a veteran of the United States Army with eight years of service.

In their previous assignments with The Salvation Army, the Joneses developed strong youth programs, women leadership groups and community music programs. Captains Trey and Sheri both play several instruments with Captain Trey serving as a member of The Salvation Army National Capital Band. “We are so excited to be able to serve the Greater Lynchburg community,” stated Captain Trey Jones. “This community is beautiful both in scenery and heart. We are excited about partnering with others to not only combat poverty and homelessness, but to also improve the quality of life for those we serve in His name.”

Captains Trey and Sheri Jones have three children and will be serving the Greater Lynchburg community along with Lt. Kathy Paladino, a former teacher and mother of four. All officers are also graduates of Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, GA.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg 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 how you can support or partner with The Salvation Army, please call 434-845-5939 or visit salvationarmylynchburg.org.

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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.

The Salvation Army Teams up with The Wandering Donut to Give Back on National Donut 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 (May 25, 2017) – National Donut Day 2017 will be celebrated on Friday, June 2. This day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to help those in need during the Great Depression and to commemorate the work of the “Donut Lassies” who served donuts to soldiers during World War I and are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg and The Wandering Donut will be providing a free donut on this day to all fire fighters, first responders, law enforcement and active military. Eligible individuals will need to show an ID card, badge or arrive in uniform to receive the donut. “We are so excited to be able to give back to those who serve our community every day,” stated Corps Captain Donald Dohmann. “Our mission is to serve others and what better way to accomplish this than to be able to serve those who put their lives on the line to maintain our quality of life.”

The Wandering Donut is a food truck specializing in homemade donuts and has been in businesses since 2015. It is family owned by Sallie and Menno Fisher and operates in three locations in the Lynchburg Area. On Friday, June 2, they will be located in the parking lot of the Timbrook Square Shopping Center near Country Cooking on Timberlake Rd. Hours of operation are from 6am until 1pm.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg 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 event 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.

3rd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show Returns to Lynchburg

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 (May 19, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg will present its 3rd annual Car, Truck and Bike Show on Sat., June 10 in the Tree of Life parking lot at 2812 Greenview Dr. in Lynchburg VA. The event raises funds for the homeless shelter, community feeding program and family financial assistance programs provided by The Salvation Army at its Center of Hope building on Park Avenue.

More than 250 classic and custom vehicles are expected to be on display along with a silent auction, door prizes, swag bags, and a craft and vendor fair that includes more than 40 vendors. Music as well as food trucks will also be available at the event Major sponsors include Powell’s Truck and Equipment, Dodson Pest Control, Apple Ford and Spirit FM. All entries are eligible for trophies with special trophies being given to the People’s Choice and Kids’ choice winners.

This event is free for spectators, with a registration fee required for those showing a vehicle. Vehicles registering early receive a discount. For early registration, please contact Sandy at 434-426-5175 or go to virginiasalvationarmy.org/lynchburgva/carshow2017/. The event will take place from 9am to 2pm with vehicle registration the day of beginning at 8am and ending at 10am.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg 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 event 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.

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.

Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg Issues Urgent Plea for Breakfast Supplies

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 (March 20, 2017) –The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is experiencing substantial supply shortages in breakfast items. Last year, the Community Feeding Program provided more than 39,000 meals to individuals in need. This is a 40 percent increase in individuals served over the previous year. Since the beginning of 2017, the amount of individuals needing assistance has continued to grow. “We are seeing more senior citizens and veterans,” stated Food Services Director Carol Kirby. “Many of our elderly citizens run out of social security benefits by month end and rely on this program to eat.”

Breakfast supplies with longer shelf life such as cereal, instant oatmeal, sugar, coffee and creamer are at critically low levels falling 70 to 80 percent behind where supplies should be at this point in the year. There is also a need for hot breakfast items such as eggs, bacon, and sausage, as well as milk and juice. With spring and summer breaks for local school children right around the corner, there is an increased sense of urgency to replace these items quickly due to an anticipated increase in the number of individuals needing help.

The Community Feeding Program is one of many services provided by The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope. Donations of food items from the community help lower overall expenses, which allow the feeding program to provide two meals a day, seven days a week for 365 days a year. The Center of Hope serves residents of Lynchburg, Bedford, Appomattox, Amherst, Nelson and Campbell counties. Donations can be dropped off at the Center of Hope at 2211 Park Avenue in Lynchburg daily.

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.