Salvation Army News Room

Waynesboro’s marathon man ups the ante

WAYNESBORO — Forty-eight hours straight: that’s how long Captain Jason Perdieu of the Waynesboro Salvation Army, rang the Red Kettle bell in front of Walmart last year. Now, he plans to top that impressive accomplishment by ringing the bell for a full 52 consecutive hours. He started this year’s marathon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday […]

Christmas at the Virginia Peninsula Corps

Christmas at the Virginia Peninsula Corps

As with the majority of our corps community centers around the territory, Christmas distribution brings its own challenges as space to receive, sort and distribute much-needed resources in our communities is at a premium. The Virginia Peninsula Corps (formerly known as Hampton, Virginia Corps) thought its Christmas warehouse space was settled with unused retail space […]

The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Toy Depot

The Christmas Spirit of Giving Is Alive

A wonderland of toys is tucked away in this former department store in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Moms and dads from all over the area came to fill their carts with presents to go under the tree.  Major James Allison of the Salvation Army said, “Through the Christmas Depot we are able to show, that there […]

41 gold coins found in Frederick Salvation Army donation kettles

41 gold coins found in Frederick Salvation Army donation kettles

Lt. Chris Raymer, who is with the Salvation Army in Frederick, holds 41 gold coins that were found in two bell ringers’ red kettles Friday. Matt Lerner, owner of the Frederick Coin Exchange, was responsible for the gold donation. The coins are valued at about $130 each. Like every holiday season, local Salvation Army volunteers […]

gold coin worth $1,255 in Reno Salvation Army kettle

Gold coin worth $1,255 dropped in Reno Salvation Army kettle

RENO — The Salvation Army confirmed that a 1979 Krugerrand gold coin was dropped in a kettle at a Walmart in Reno this week. The one-ounce gold coin is worth $1,255, said Allen Rowe, president of Northern Nevada Coin. The coin is not particularly rare but it is literally worth its weight in gold. The Krugerrand is […]