The Salvation Army is asking “angels” to sponsor local children

Many at-risk children need a safe haven during the summer months. A caring environment that provides food, hope, security and guidance.

This and more is provided by The Salvation Army at its Camp Happyland in rural Culpeper County.   For the most needy children in Culpeper, the simple joys of summer are often unattainable. These at-risk kids need your help.

Lt. Jared Martin is currently seeking sponsorship for 50 children for summer camp 2017.

“School will be ending soon,” he points out. “There are lots of spots left and not enough money to fill them. I hope the community will come through for these deserving kids. For many of them, it’s the highlight of the whole year. We already have a great start on sponsorships thanks to the PATH Foundation. This year they are covering the cost for 40 children to go to Camp Happyland.  We are so close to our goal!”

To donate to The Salvation Army, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, 540-349-8076, mail your gifts to PO Box 3474 Warrenton VA, or make a donation online at

Reminder that Give Local Piedmont is May 2 – another opportunity to donate to The Salvation Army where funds are matched.

Hopkins honored


The Salvation Army held their annual fundraiser event Friday at Peppers Grill. Several members of the community attended. Tonda Hopkins from First Union bank was honored with the Behind the Red Shield Award. Seventy-five children had an extra special holiday thanks to her Angel Tree efforts. Pepperberries donated a fun gift bag as well. Pictured (l-r) Vice Chairman Anita Sherman, Tonda Hopkins and Lt. Jared Martin, Culpeper-Warrenton Salvation Army Director.