Entries by ksanders1

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 […]

Temporary Emergency Housing Center Opens

The Salvation Army Central Virginia opened a temporary housing center today in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The center will actively protect the health and safety of individuals identified as higher risk to the exposure of the COVID-19 virus. The Salvation Army is an active member of the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care and this […]