Saturday, September 24, 2022

Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula Holds Easter for Seniors Program

The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula is holds its Easter for Seniors Program. (Courtesy of the Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula)

HAMPTON ROADS — The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula is showing love to seniors in the community this Easter.

The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula started the Easter for Seniors Program in 2019 as a way to show appreciation to seniors during Easter.

The program is a response to seniors being left out of Easter events, which are often geared toward children and families.

Donations include candy and household items. (Courtesy of the Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula)

The nonprofit has received donations of candy, toiletry items and household items from partners and other organizations in the community.

This year, the Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula aims to help 200 seniors with these donations.

The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula serves the Hampton, Newport News, York, and Poquoson areas, and has a service center that serves the Gloucester and Mathews communities.

The nonprofit provides worship services and ministries, shelter for homeless individuals, financial assistance for rent and utilities, seasonal assistance during the holidays and start of the school year, and worship services and activities for youth, adults and seniors.

To make a donation to the Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula, text SALARMYGIVE to 51555. For more information, visit its website.

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