Harrisonburg Salvation Army Still Thousands Away from Fund Goal

HARRISONBURG (WHSV) -- We're checking in with a local corp of The Salvation Army where a leader said they're still in desperate need of money to stay afloat.

Following one of its first fund raisers Sunday, Capt. Duane Burleigh said his corps in Harrisonburg is still a long way from its goal of raising $155,000 to keep the doors open.

Sunday's event brought in about $1,300 from donations.

Without the support, he says dozens of men and women could be left on the streets dealing with the wintry weather on their own.

"The homeless are just people that have had a hard time, and they just need a hand up and a new start. That's what keeps me going every day. It's what I live for every day. It's not a job. I don't have a job. I have a calling. As the Salvation Army pastor, my heart goes out to these people. I'm told this is my call to duty," shared Burleigh.

One of the ways you can help is by sponsoring a bed for $485 dollars a month, which is how much it costs for one neighbor to live at the shelter.

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