The Loudoun County Salvation Army Kicks-Off Season of Giving With Their Red Kettle Donation Program
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By: Loudoun County Salvation Army
The Salvation Army relies heavily on volunteers and considers them the most valuable assets in their efforts to meet the changing needs of our world. Often referred to as "the army behind The Army," volunteers play a crucial role in The Salvation Army's ability to provide quality social services for the entire community.
The Loudoun County Salvation Army serves all of Loudoun County residents in need 365 days a year, sharing in the mission of Christ and "doing the most good" by providing an array of services to help families. The goal is to make sure no child goes to school hungry, no parent has to disappoint his or her child on Christmas morning, no senior citizen has to choose between groceries and his or her medications and for those in danger of homelessness, temporary assistance in paying utilities and rent is provided as well.
Red Kettle donations raise 33 percent of the Salvation Army's annual budget. "Last year the Kettle Program received more than 98 thousand dollars in donations and because of that they were able to take care of 14,495 people in need,'' said Captain Pradeep Ramaji, Loudoun County Salvation Army Corps Officer. Eighty three cents for every dollar donated goes directly to provide services to the most needy of Loudoun. To sign up to volunteer, visit this link: bit.ly/kettlebell2019.
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of "America's Favorite Charities" by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country's largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.
The Loudoun County Salvation Army Kettle Program is looking for volunteers to assist those in need in the Loudoun County area from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 through 24. If you are interested in learning more, please visit http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/