Lynchburg Salvation Army Celebrates National Salvation Army Week with Events for the Community

Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg, VA (May 11, 2018) – The Salvation Army of Lynchburg has several events scheduled in honor of National Salvation Army week, which will be celebrated locally May 14-18 this year.

National Salvation Army week was first declared by President Dwight D Eisenhower in 1954 with this proclamation: “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans, giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg wants to recognize those who help serve our community and those who we serve with these scheduled events for the week:

Tues., May 15: Reentry Job Fair sponsored by Career Support Systems from 10am-3pm in the Salvation Army Community Center Gym located at 2215 Park Ave.
Wed., May 16: Customer Appreciation Day at The Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 116 Court St, Appomattox VA with all items being sold at half off the listed price on this day.
Thurs., May 17: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for anyone who has volunteered with The Lynchburg Salvation Army in the last 12-18 months. The event will take place between the times of 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Salvation Army Community Center located at 2215 Park Ave.
Fri., May 18: Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Active Military and First Responder Appreciation Day with The Wandering Donut will take place in the parking lot of Timbrook Square Shopping Center on Timberlake Rd. at The Wandering Donut location. All Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement and Active Military will receive a free donut (eligible individuals will need to show an ID card, badge or show up in uniform) in honor of National Salvation Army Week.

For more information regarding these events, please visit our website at or contact The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg at 434-845-5939.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to