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4,506 Lives Changed This Holiday Season

While the holiday season is behind us, the gratitude we feel for the community’s generosity remains. We want to extend a sincere thank you to our incredible community partners, donors, volunteers and supporters for a tremendous holiday season. Because of you, 4,506 individuals in need received warm winter coats and Christmas gifts to make their […]

Red Kettle Kick Off

Today our Red Kettle season kicks off for 2021. The Red Kettles are an iconic part of Christmas, but did you know the funds raised support the programs and services of The Salvation Army 365 days a year? Whether you volunteer your time to ring a bell, donate at a Red Kettle, host a fundraiser […]

New Salvation Army and Rotary District 7600 Partnership

This past weekend, Captain Burns and Rotary District Governor Debbie Wall announced a new partnership between The Salvation Army and Rotary 7600 District for a district-wide Red Kettle bell ringing event December 2nd-4th. During the 3 day event, over 60 Rotary Clubs are encouraged to ring at a Red Kettle in their community to raise […]

World Homeless Day October 10th

Did you know over 100 million people worldwide are without housing? On October 10th, we recognize World Homeless Day and the importance of a safe, secure home. While we are working locally to keep individuals safely sheltered, The Salvation Army is also offering services and solutions to end homelessness worldwide. By offering emergency shelter, long-term […]

Clean Start Summer

According to Homeward‘s 2020 Point in Time Count, on any given night there were 549 individuals without housing in Richmond. In 2020, The Salvation Army of Central Virginia provided safe shelter for 269 individuals. Of those, 98 individuals were placed into permanent housing following their shelter stay. For individuals experiencing homelessness, having reliable transportation and […]

2021 T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Introducing our 2021 T-shirt Design Contest winning design, created by Ilyse Zincone! Thank you to everyone who submitted a design and voted to help us choose a design for this year. T-shirt sales begin July 12th and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to our year-round programs and services.

The Salvation Army of Central Virginia Sets Out to “Rescue Christmas” Due to Immense Impact of COVID-19

For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high. “In Central Virginia, […]

Supporting Area Youth through Facilitated Learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic struck, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club quickly evolved to meet the ongoing needs of the community, first transitioning into an emergency COVID-19  shelter and then offering a limited capacity summer camp for children. From ending the school year virtually and no longer being able to participate in many of […]