Christmas in July Event Helps Others in Need

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (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

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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 (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.

The Salvation Army Begins 2017 by Reaching Important Goal

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

Lynchburg, VA (December 28, 2016) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg announced today that the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign raised $269,314 surpassing its $250,000 goal. This is the largest amount raised to date in the more than 60 years the Red Kettle Campaign has been part of the Greater Lynchburg community. “Reaching this goal was essential for us to be able to maintain the work we do in the community 365 days a year,” said Captain Donald Dohmann. “We are thankful for the incredible generosity of the people who call the Greater Lynchburg area home and will use these funds to continue our mission of ‘Doing the Most Good’ for those in the most need.”

The Red Kettle Campaign is part of an overall budget of $2.7 million that enables The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg to maintain the Center of Hope homeless shelter, the community feeding program, the emergency financial assistance program and several youth and adult enrichment programs in the community. “We raise funds year-round through donations, grants, and fundraising events to support our annual budget,” stated Director of Development Tammy Shank. “The Red Kettle Campaign is the first fundraising event of our fiscal year, and reaching the goal means we are on target to meet what are greatly anticipated needs in our community in the coming year.”

The Salvation Army credits the success of this campaign to the hundreds of individuals, companies, churches and civic organizations who volunteered to ring the bells and placed donations in the kettle during this year’s campaign. Individual donations ranged from a penny all the way up to $1,000. The Red Kettle Campaign began in San Francisco in 1891, and has been in Lynchburg since approximately the 1950s. The fundraising event runs from the first week in November through December 24 annually. In addition to the amount given in the Red Kettles, the community donated gifts for more than 1,800 children and elderly during this year’s Angel Tree program, which runs simultaneously with the Red Kettle Campaign.

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/.
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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.