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In the evening of Tuesday, August 5 The Salvation Army of Central Virginia will host events at two locations as part of National Night Out in an effort to promote engaged communities and resistance to violence.
Beginning at 5:30PM, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in the east end of Church Hill will welcome all community members to the Club on 3701 R Street to participate in games, recreational activities, face-painting, bounce houses, and other entertainment.
“National Night Out is an event that is designed to bring the community, neighbors, alumni, and parents together to build healthy relationships,” said Dot Crenshaw, Program Director at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. “We also use it as an opportunity to remember our fallen community members.”
Also at 5:30PM, members and volunteers from The Salvation Army Richmond Citadel Corps on 5327 Orcutt Lane will take the mobile kitchen, used primarily for disaster relief feeding, down the street to the Timbercreek Apartment Homes and continue their ministry to the residents of that community.
“We want the community to know we are there to support them in whatever way we can,” said Captain Shawana Brown of The Salvation Army Richmond Citadel Corps. “Not only do we want to be a physical support through food, games and friendship, but most importantly to share the love of Jesus.”
The mobile kitchen will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks and popsicles to Timbercreek residents.
Admission is free to the event at The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and all community members interested in volunteering on the mobile kitchen with the Citadel Corps are encouraged to call Ashley Coffman at 745-5524.
About National Night Out
National Night Out began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.