The Sixth Annual Charlottesville
Salvation Army Telethon
Presented by Better Living, Inc.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
on CBS 19 and WHCV 107.5
Since 1912 the Charlottesville Salvation Army has served this community.
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When significant government dollars were cut to social services The Salvation Army provides, the Army didn’t retreat – instead, it mobilized. Recruiting a battalion of community members and local businesses, The Salvation Army launched its first telethon in 2013, and since has replaced more than $280,000 in lost funding. In 2018, the need in Charlottesville continues, and so the Army will mobilize its telethon effort on Tuesday, September 25th beginning at 6:00pm.
The Salvation Army’s goal has been to ensure than Charlottesville’s most vulnerable populations receive the support they need in their darkest hours. Caring for others isn’t about politics; it’s about people. The Salvation Army Telethon ensures local people in dire need are kept off the streets and given meals to eat. Money raised stays here in Charlottesville, directly benefitting our community and filling a year-round void no one else, public or private, provides.
The telethon is made possible by a joint operation from the team at CBS19 and WCHV 107.5FM. Together, they produce and air the two-hour special live from the Charlottesville Corps on Ridge Street. The telethon is presented by Better Living Building Supply, with support for the phone bank from Cathcart Group.
This year, the Telethon aired on CBS19 and WCHV 107.5FM on Tuesday, September 25th, from 6pm – 8pm, unbroken by commercials. It will be hosted by CBS19’s Dan Schutte and Tara Wheeler with WCHV 107.5FM’s Joe Thomas.