Pathway of Hope was right choice for West Virginia man

Erich Newson’s mother was unable to attend his Pathway of Hope graduation in Morgantown, West Virginia, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so she watched the event on YouTube from her home in Florida.

“She called and told me I’m a completely changed man. She started crying, and I started crying,” said Newson, a single Dad who started with The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope two years ago. “I am so thankful. I give glory to God – through him, all things are possible – but (social services worker) April Shaver was the tool God used, and the Pathway of Hope enabled me to be where I am right now.”

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Local non-profits seeing plethora of needs

Many people have reached out for help during the pandemic – needing food, clothing or even shelter.

And local non-profit organizations say they are preparing for another busy year.

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Local preschoolers do their part to aid Salvation Army

Local preschoolers do their part to aid Salvation Army

Jan 11, 2021  – Students at Chesterbrook Academy Preschools in Northern Virginia (including Alexandria, Centreville, Clifton, Fairfax, Herndon and Woodbridge) recently partnered with Chesterbrook Academy Preschools in Richmond to raise more than $3,700 for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Challenge.

Students and their families participated in a “virtual” fundraiser to collect donations for the Salvation Army, which will use the funds raised to provide much-needed support to Virginia families and individuals who are facing hardships.

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Arlene Dailey recognized as 2021 Cora Tucker Award recipient

With individuals touting her grace, advocacy efforts and strong Christian faith, Arlene Dailey was recognized as the Cora Tucker Award recipient at a ceremony hosted by the Halifax County/South Boston VA NAACP at the TJM Community Center in Cluster Springs on Saturday afternoon. Read more

Beloved local Salvation Army worker retires after over a decade of service

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — The Salvation Army in Hagerstown, Maryland is saying goodbye to who many would call a celebrity in the community. Read more

The Salvation Army of Annapolis received a 1-ounce gold coin, valued at $1,800, in its kettle downtown

The Salvation Army of Annapolis regularly gathers its red kettles at the end of the day to count collections, but last Friday, they were surprised to find among the quarters and the crumpled bills a 1-ounce gold coin.

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Overnight warming shelter to open at Charleston Salvation Army

Charleston will open an overnight warming shelter for those in need as low temperatures are expected Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Kanawha Valley.

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Salvation Army leaders taking on pandemic challenge and change in location

hey work quietly behind the scenes and are rarely thought of by the average person except in times of disaster.

Or perhaps at the holidays. Read more

Salvation Army Kroc Center in Norfolk gets creative with Red Kettle Challenge

NORFOLK, Va. — The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Norfolk is getting creative with its Red Kettle fundraising campaign this year.

The center decided to change things up this holiday to raise money while keeping safe during the Red Kettle Challenge. They have made a fun competition of who can create the most unique looking kettle.

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National Capital Band stays in tune despite pandemic

Musicians and artists across the United States and the world are operating in very different ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For The Salvation Army’s Potomac Division, this includes strict health and safety protocols, schedule changes and a focus on flexibility, but the National Capital Band continues to make an impact through both fellowship and worship.

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