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Salvation Army’s Christmas Distribution Center has found a home

Norfolk, VA (October 25, 2017) – Christmas has been saved for over 10,000 children in Hampton Roads thanks to Bonney’s Corner Associates, LLP and their agent Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. The Salvation Army’s Hampton Roads Area Command has tirelessly searched for a new home for their annual Christmas Assistance Program all year.

As the days and weeks passed, Major James Allison grew concerned that The Salvation Army’s Christmas program could be in jeopardy. Generous community members rallied together and sent leads over the past six months, but nothing worked out until last week when the former Kmart location at Kemps River (1205 Fordham Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464) was offered to The Salvation Army. Come December, the space will once again be full, but this time with generous gifts for those in need.

Residents of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake who need help providing Christmas for their children are encouraged to attend The Salvation Army’s final application day on Wednesday, November 8 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the new Christmas Distribution Center located at the address above.

If applying for assistance, the following documentation is required:
– Current/valid government picture ID for the parent/guardian
-Birth certificates for all children ages 0-11 so we may verify their age. If you are not the parent, please bring birth certificates and proof of guardianship
-Current documentation of TANF, income-based housing, and/or Food Stamps (SNAP), if applicable
– If you do not receive any of the income qualifiers listed above, please bring the following:
o Employment pay stubs for the last 30 days for all working household members
o Proof of unemployment benefits, child support, Social Security, SSI and/or verification of any other type of household income
o If reporting $0 income, you will be required to go to your local Employment Commission office and get documentation showing you have not worked in the state of Virginia in the last quarter
– Proof of household crisis will be required if your income exceeds current poverty guidelines

If you do not bring all items listed above, you may be asked to retrieve those documents and return at a later time to be considered. For more information about Christmas Assistance and the Angel Tree program, please visit

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 83 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to