December 26, 2017
“The Salvation Army rarely takes a break,” says Captain Pradeep Ramaji of The Salvation Army of Loudon County. “and even as you spot the Red Kettles at Walmart and hear our bells ringing at Giant, Safeway, and Walgreens, The Salvation Army is working to assist those in need with food, clothing and emergency assistance. We want to say ‘thanks’ to local supporters in 2017 who make it possible for us to provide life-saving services to the hungry, homeless and families and individuals feeling hopeless in Loudoun County.”
The Salvation Army of Loudoun County Angel Tree program served over 1,500 Loudoun County children in 2017. “We took the opportunity to implement some new approaches and additional programs this year which have been very successful – allowing us to provide a significant increase in the number of children we could help celebrate Christmas. We saw a tremendous outpouring of love from Loudoun County companies, organizations, families, individuals, and our tireless volunteers. There was no shortage of gifts, in fact the community wanted to adopt more angels than we were able to serve! Our new Toy Shop Program in conjunction with our partner Toys for Tots served over 500 additional children.” reported Captain Priscilla Ramaji of the 2017 Angel Tree and Toy Shop Programs.
“During the Christmas season at The Salvation Army, resources can get stretched. Between the Red
Kettle drive, Angel Tree, the busy shopping season in our Thrift Store on Cardinal Park Drive, and normal operations, our staff and volunteers are running in a thousand directions all over the community and county,” shares John Broglio, The Salvation Army of Loudoun County’s Advisory Board Chair. “But everybody just rolls up their sleeves and the job gets done.”
“One of the most important gifts that The Salvation Army of Loudon County is presenting the
community is the addition of Ms. Deborah Addo, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk to our Honorary Advisory Board. We look forward to an expansion of services in 2018, and we are assembling the right team to do it,” says Jane Hannah Honorary Advisory Board Chair.