Angel Tree Sign-Ups Are Happening Now for the Greater Lynchburg Community!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
434-845-5939
tammy.shank@uss.salvationarmy.org

Lynchburg, VA (October 10, 2016) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is taking applications now for those in need of Angel Tree gifts this Christmas season. Scheduled sign-ups are taking place this week; Oct. 10 through Oct. 14 during the following times: 9 am -12 pm and 1 pm -3 pm at the Salvation Army of Lynchburg 2211 Park Ave. Please visit salvationarmypotomac.org/lynchburgva/ for information regarding alternate dates and sign-up extensions.

The Angel Tree Program for the Salvation Army began in Lynchburg, VA in 1979 and has since expanded into an international movement providing gifts to children whose families are financially struggling during the Christmas season. Last year, more than 2,400 needy children living in the communities of Lynchburg, Bedford, Amherst, Altavista, Campbell and Nelson County received new gifts and clothing as a result of this program.

Volunteers are also needed to help organize and dispense donations during the months of November and December. If you would like more information on how you can help by volunterring, please visit the Salvation Army’s website or contact them at 434-845-5939. Individuals who volunteer cannot be recipients of the Angel Tree program.
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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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Lynchburg Salvation Army Requests Help in Preparation for Hurricane Matthew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA
434-845-5939
tammy.shank@uss.salvationarmy.org

Lynchburg Salvation Army Requests Help in Preparation for Hurricane Matthew

Lynchburg, VA (October 4, 2016) – The Salvation Army of Lynchburg is seeking help from the community in providing supplies to areas who are at high risk of suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As of 11 am on Tues., Oct 4, Hurricane Matthew was listed as a category four hurricane with sustained winds of 145 miles an hour with a 60 mile reach. Current weather estimates are for Matthew to continue to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday.

A supply drive will take place at Sam’s Club located at 3912 Wards Rd in Lynchburg VA on Thurs., Oct. 6 from 9 am to 6 pm and on Mon., Oct. 10 from 9 am to 6 pm. The Salvation Army of Lynchburg is asking the community to donate water, paper products, #10 cans of food, breakfast items, coffee, cleaning supplies and other supplies of need. Items can be dropped off at the Salvation Army disaster truck located in the Sam’s parking lot during the supply drive.

The Salvation Army began offering assistance to disaster survivors in the year 1900 in the aftermath of the Galveston, TX hurricane. Since then, The Salvation Army has responded to numerous natural disasters, transportation accidents, civil unrest situations and terrorist attacks. By providing beverages, meals, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors, The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations.

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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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Salvation Army hosts Special Olympics athletes for breakfast in LA’s South Bay

Forty athletes from Haiti, Benin and Suriname will be guests of The Salvation Army in Redondo Beach for breakfast this week in the lead up to the Special Olympics’ opening ceremony on Saturday, July 25th. The athletes range in age from 16 to 40 years old are are staying at hotels in the Redondo Beach area. Each morning they’ll be shuttled to The Salvation Army on Beryl Street for scrambled eggs, waffles, bagels and cream cheese, and fresh fruit!

Move quick or lose out

Upcoming is our Tennis Round Robin at Oakwood Country Club. We are having a silent auction during the event where you wont want to miss your chance to purchase some amazing things. I won’t ruin the surprise of what will be there, but I will say that anyone who hates the team whose logo is a star may want to come check out what will be here.

 

Have a great day everyone!

Shopping with someone else’s money!

Today, children from around our community took a trip to Target to buy school supplies. They were able to purchase items such as school uniforms, glue, paper, pencils, and anything you can imagine a child would need for school. The Salvation Army provided each child with a Target gift card in which the purchases were made. Any balance left over on the card was given back to The Salvation Army for future use. The children had a blast and couldn’t wait to show off all of their awesome school supplies. A little girl named Kacie couldn’t wait to show me her new Disney Princess’ lunchbox. What a joy to see the happiness in the eyes of the children. We are definitely doing the most good here.

Hey there-YOU!!

Have you been thinking about getting more involved in your community? Do you have the heart to care for other people, but don’t know where to start? The Salvation Army is always in need of people to come and care for the people of your community. We are here 365 days a year. Don’t hesitate to call today to set up a time for you to come volunteer.