The Salvation Army of Loudoun County this week offered a big “thank you” to those who volunteered their time and resources to help their neighbors in need over the holidays.
“The Salvation Army rarely takes a break,” stated Captain Pradeep Ramaji of The Salvation Army of Loudoun 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 local chapter of Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provided gifts to more than 1,500 Loudoun County children in 2017. John Broglio, chairman of The Salvation Army of Loudoun County’s advisory board, praised the community for its generosity to provide every child a gift.
“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,” Broglio stated. “But everybody just rolls up their sleeves and the job gets done.”