FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA (February 10, 2021) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg finished 2020 with its annual Red Kettle Campaign, which raised a total of $112,992.45. This total is around $42,000 short of the previous year’s Red Kettle Campaign. “We anticipated a shortfall in funds raised this year due to the effects of COVID-19,” stated Major Caleb Prieto. “Yet, we are extremely thankful for the way in which our community stepped up to support those who are hurting a little extra after this past year.”
In addition to the Red Kettle Campaign, The Lynchburg Salvation Army also continued its traditional Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need throughout the Greater Lynchburg community. Again, through the support of the community, the program was able to serve a total of 1358 individuals through the provision of toys, clothing, and gift cards, the majority of which were donated by the community.
“As we go into 2021 the need in our community continues to grow,” stated Major Caleb Prieto. “Our community has always rallied around those in need, and we trust that the Lord will continue to provide the necessary resources moving forward to serve those in need throughout 2021.”
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg serves Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties and has been part of the community for more than 115 years. If you would like more information about how you can support or partner with The Salvation Army going into 2021, please call 434-845-5939 or visit salvationarmypotomac.org/lynchburgva to make an online donation.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.