Salvation Army &
the Angel Tree Ministry
The Outreach Committee of Christ Episcopal Church made a donation to the local Salvation Army in October 2022 which will assist the organization as it makes significant transitions in the way it serves our community.
Captains JB and Stephanie Blevins accepted the check from the church with gratitude and explained that, since coming to Winchester, they have sought ways to fill the need they saw in Winchester for shelter for families in crisis. They are transitioning from serving individual men and women to being able to serve families, with four rooms available initially. Improvements to the facility include updated bathrooms, beds, a kitchen available for families to use, and a dedicated area for children.
Captain JB says, “This will be a place of peace, participation, and progress for families. They will be treated with dignity and feel safe and secure. We will require participation through case management and progress toward their own success while they are with us.” Families will be able to stay for up to three months as they work toward their goals.
Clare Dame, with the Christ Church Outreach Committee, says, “Stability is so important to children and their development. We’re so excited about what the Salvation Army is doing for children especially.”
Christ Episcopal Church is pleased to continue our relationship with the Salvation Army that has spanned decades and includes ministries such as the annual Angel Tree at Christmas, meal donations, and more.
ANGEL TREE 2022
Our 110 angels have been adopted!
Thank you for adopting an angel and for helping The Winchester Salvation Army provide a brighter Christmas for children in need throughout our community!
If you have any questions about our Angel Tree program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your generosity!