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 a safe place to stay can be pivotal. With transportation, individuals are better able to secure steady employment, allowing them to create financial stability. This creates a path forward – a clean start – for a brighter future.
This summer you can provide a clean start for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
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.
Last month, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club hosted its first Alumni Day event. The event welcomed in decades of alumni who attended the Club growing up. This year marks the Club’s 50th anniversary at its current R Street location which was also celebrated during the day.
Throughout the event, alumni had opportunities to reconnect with childhood friends, tour the newly renovated facility, and share their stories of the time spent at the Club. Many shared how the Club “saved their life” and they didn’t know where they would be today if it weren’t for the Club.
Awards were presented to several alumni recognizing their contributions to the Club and the Church Hill community. Mayor Levar Stoney and Sheriff Antoinette Irving provided remarks during the program. During the program the James H. Bryant Scholarship Fund was announced which will help provide scholarship opportunities for future generations to attend the Club.