Rescue Christmas in Loudoun County

For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early to Rescue Christmas. The funds raised through our Red Kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high. Based on the increase in services already provided in response to the pandemic, The Salvation Army of Loudoun County could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 with Christmas assistance, including putting food on the table, paying bills, providing shelter and helping place gifts under the tree – assuming the resources are available. Keep reading to see what we’re doing to Rescue Christmas and how you can . . .  Enlist in Love’s Army.

Red Kettle Campaign

Leesburg’s Mayor, Kelly Burk, kicked off the Salvation Army of Loudoun’s Red Kettle Campaign on Thursday, November 12. The festivities were held at the Town of Leesburg’s Town Hall. Sergeant John McKee and Advisory Board Chairperson Tom Gatewood along with several other honorary and current Advisory Board Members were in attendance.  The celebration also included a special performance by The Salvation Army Potomac Division band.

You can find the Red Kettle at local Giants and Walmart stores. Check out our Facebook page for Kettle updates.

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree Program, along with The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, is one of The Salvation Army’s highest-profile Christmas efforts. Hundreds of children in Loudoun County will experience the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning thanks to generous donors and the help of The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Angel Trees are located at area malls and businesses in support of The Salvation Army during the holidays. The trees are decorated with paper angels representative of a child or senior who without this program may not receive a gift at Christmas.

New for 2020 – Go online to choose an angel you would like to adopt. If you have an interest in adopting 10 or more Angels or have any questions, please contact our office at 701-771-3371, or by email at angeltreeloudoun@gmail.com

No later than Wednesday, December 9, all gifts must be returned to The Salvation Army office, 10 Cardinal Park, SE Leesburg, VA 20175. We are open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call our office if you have any questions at 703-771-3371.

The Salvation Army of Loudoun Christmas News

We need YOU to be a Bell Ringer this Christmas. It’s a great way to give back to the community and makes a real difference to so many families we serve throughout the year.  Wear something festive (including your mask!) and KNOW you are “Doing the Most Good.” Sign up online today.

Thanks to The Villages of Leesburg for donating space for our Angel Tree distribution center this year.

“Round Up” at Harris Teeter this holiday season. When you shop at Harris Teeter, you can “round up” your purchase and support The Salvation Army of Loudoun County.

Without ever leaving home, you can buy Angel Tree gifts online at Walmart. Click here to visit our Registry for Good page.

Join the Red Kettle Challenge. Build a team of friends, family, co-workers to raise money for The Salvation Army of Loudoun County programs and services. Click here to go to our Corps page.

Text SalArmyLoudoun to 51555 to donate. Share with your family and friends.