Winchester, Warren, Frederick, Shenandoah County area Salvation Army assistance programs.
The exact resources offered by each Salvation Army center will vary, however the offices have been created to meet the needs of the local Virginia community. Some of what may be offered in the Fredericksburg, Shenandoah, and Winchester region is listed below. It ranges from groceries from a pantry to shelter, case management, and holiday programs. However case managers can refer qualified clients to a wide variety of other local and regional assistance programs. Salvation Army centers can be a great place to turn to for that information.
The local Corp Centers of the Salvation Army assist thousands of individuals and families each year. They administer programs in the region. Some of the main financial resources are noted below.
- The Energy Share Program can help with paying utility bills in a crisis.
- Seasonal assistance is always in high demand in the region, including Fredericksburg County. There may be free Thanksgiving meals or toys from the Christmas Angel Tree. Other services are food, Toyland, Gifts and clothing for back to school.
- Thrift or Family Stores are open to the general public. People may be able to shop for clothing, toys, or winter coats and attire.
- Other social services from the Salvation Army include Shoe Fund, outreach to local nursing homes, and youth and summer programs.
Emergency financial assistance is always in high demand, but is very limited. The non-profit may be able to help low income clients who are in danger of eviction from their home or facing a disconnection. Funds may be offered for paying back rent or an overdue utility bill.
Thanksgiving or Christmas meal and food boxes are offered during the proper months. They may include a warm, nourishing meal. Many Corps buildings, including in Warren, Clarke, and Fredericksburg, assist all that need help, regardless of religion or age. There may also be boxes of nonperishable food for their family holiday meal or free Christmas gifts for children from low income families. This is part of Angel tree, and children may receive toys, clothing, shoes and more.
Also around the holidays, hundreds of families or senior citizens in the area receive a free gift card. It will need to be used at local grocery stores towards the purchase of Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas food, such as a turkey. Some homebound may receive a free, home delivered meal as well from Salvation Army volunteers.
A food pantry and clothing closet are for qualified, working poor families in Frederick and nearby counties. They may be provided with free nonperishable grocery items. It is offered from their on-site pantry and the items are used to help provide nourishing meals for their household as well as supplement their food stock.
On the other hand, the Salvation Army Clothing Bank may offer families a voucher to go shopping at the Thrift Store. They can acquire shoes, linens, other clothing and even home items valued up to a set amount of the voucher. This is also based on the population of the household as well as the region, such as whether they are from Fredericksburg or Winchester or some other town.
Back-to-school and Tools For Schools Program is for children from the community. They will be given essentials such as shoes, clothes, notebooks and backpacks, for free. In general, items are available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. All of this and more can help them prepare for school during the fall months.
The Salvation Army Family Store referenced above is located at 2010 Lafayette Blvd. in Fredericksburg. They may be other stores as well, include furniture for victims of a disaster or domestic violence. 540-891-2242. The other Salvation Army corp center are located as follows.
- 297 Main St, Timberville, VA 22853, (540) 896-3048
- Frederickksburg Virginia location is at 2012 Lafayette Boulevard, Phone: 540-373-3431
- 357 Cloud St, Front Royal, VA 22630, (540) 636-8872
- 300 Fort Collier Rd, Winchester, VA 22603, telephone (540) 662-4777