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Angel behind the 'Angel Tree'

Angel behind the ‘Angel Tree’

WAYNESBORO – Her parents are involved in the Salvation Army, and so was the generation before them. Helping people and spreading the Christian message of the group comes naturally to Capt. Elyshia Perdieu, although within the Waynesboro corps leadership she is the shy, behind-the-scenes person. Her husband, Jason, is the other captain, and the one […]

Salvation Army 'Angels' deliver joy for hundreds of children

Salvation Army ‘Angels’ deliver joy for hundreds of children

CUMBERLAND — Finding gifts to complete any holiday wish list can be a challenge. Filling hundreds of wish lists takes all year. “As soon as we finish this Christmas,” Salvation Army Maj. Dianna Blevins said, “we will start working on next Christmas.” Next to the “Red Kettles,” the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program is the organization’s largest holiday […]

Patrick Henry student spends prize money to help the needy

Patrick Henry student spends prize money to help the needy

MARTINSVILLE – Denise Handy, a guidance counselor at Patrick Henry Elementary School, recently witnessed a selfless act of kindness from a fifth grade student. It all started when the school announced that each class would be collecting goods for both the Community Storehouse and the Salvation Army. While both recipients of the collected items serve […]

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 […]