On Tuesday, August 5, The Salvation Army Richmond Citadel Corps offered ministry to the community nearby the Citadel Corps on Orcutt Lane in Richmond as part of the National Night Out effort to promote engaged communities and resistance to violence. There were two murders within just a few miles of the Corps in late June (See Story on WRIC.com).
“It is an important part of our ministry that we get out and spread the word of God,” said one Corps member. “Plus, this community is hurting and it’s important that they know we are here for them, praying for them and with them.”
During the event, volunteers from the Corps served food from the mobile kitchen, prayed with community members, offered activities and balloon animals while a small band from the Corps performed.
The Salvation Army Richmond Citadel Corps offers praise and worship opportunities throughout the week for all community members of all ages.