Communities across the nation are impacted by the effects of inflation, and Lynchburg is no exception. Rising costs of everyday essentials are especially taking a toll on lower-income families. As a result, The Salvation Army is experiencing an increase in requests for assistance and an increase in costs for food service and shelter accommodations.

The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg Center of Hope has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic and provided relief to hundreds of individuals and families. Individuals and families from Lynchburg, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson counties came to their door seeking comfort.

To learn about how to help The Salvation Army Love Beyond inflation, call 434-845-5939 or drop donations by The Salvation Army of Lynchburg, 2215 Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501.

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