NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Salvation Army provides relief for community

By: Kym Grinnage email

Whenever disaster strikes, the Salvation Army is one of the first responders to provide relief. You have seen evidence of this time and time again, at home and abroad. Right now, the Salvation Army is responding to those in need who have been affected by the devastating wildfires in Tennessee to ensure that those who need emergency services will receive them. And after the emergency has passed, the Army will still be there to provide ongoing support.

Closer to home, the Salvation Army of Central Virginia and other Virginia branches provide assistance to thousands of citizen each and every day. They provide services for the elderly, the homeless, veterans, missing children, the fight against human trafficking, youth camps and housing assistance, just to name a few.

At this time of year, the Angel Tree Program is one of the most important programs that the Army conducts. NBC12 has been an Angel Tree partner for over two decades. The Angel Tree program offers an opportunity for people like you to ensure that a child, who might otherwise go without, has a memorable Christmas.

The deadline to return gifts to the various Angel Tree locations is Wednesday, December 7th, so it's not too late if you would like to participate.

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