FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA (January 4, 2019) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg’s 2018 Red Kettle Campaign finished the year raising $212,396. This is $37,604 short of the original goal of $250,000. “We had anticipated a shortfall due to the loss of ringing locations and changes in national agreements of where and when we could start ringing,” stated Capt. Trey Jones. “Our original estimate was a shortfall of more than $45,000, but thanks to the support of our community we were able to minimize the impact to our budget.”
The Lynchburg Salvation Army has also seen a drop in general donations this season especially those made with stock gifts. Donations received during the end of 2018 funds programs such as the emergency shelter, community feeding and family services throughout the 2019 calendar year. Last year, The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg provided more than 32,000 hot meals, 12,000 nights of lodging, and met more than 6,000 needs through its family services program.
“The Lynchburg Salvation Army is committed to helping those who need us in the Greater Lynchburg area,” stated Capt. Jones. “Our community has always partnered with us to meet the need, and we are confident that God will continue to provide us with the means to help those around us moving forward.”
If you would like more information on how to help The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg by making a tax-deductible donation or information on the services they provide, please call 434-845-5939 or visit www.salvationarmylynchburg.org. The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been a part of the Greater Lynchburg community for more than 113 years.
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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.