The Salvation Army - Virginia Peninsula Command
7059 Linda Circle
Hayes VA 23072
Mission Statement

The Salvation Army Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.






CEO/Executive Director Ms. Darlene M Lee
Board Chair Mr. Bill Parks
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address 7059 Linda Circle
Hayes, VA 23072
Telephone 804 642-3960
Fax 804 642-4643
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1955
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $329,390.00
Projected Expenses $329,390.00

The Salvation Army Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.







Each day that The Salvation Army is able to help a family is an accomplishment. Last year, some of the organization’s top accomplishments included:

  1. Providing assistance and support to families through the Energy Share Program. The Salvation Army helped provide utility assistance to 693 individuals. The program allows families to stay cool in the summer and provides heat in the winter.
  2. Providing assistance and support to children through the Angel Tree Program which provided 308 children with new clothes and toys from adopted volunteers in the community.
  3. Providing holiday assistance to 595 children. Through a partnership with Toys for Tots and the community, The Salvation Army was able to give new toys and clothes to hundreds of children.
  4. Last year, The Salvation Army doubled the number of people served through the seniors food program by including the disabled which provided over 1,000 bags of groceries that included can goods, dry goods, eggs and bread.
  5. Services through the homelessness prevention program has helped over 60 individuals and families with their rent and mortgages. This program prevents the threat of eviction and/or foreclosures and provides shelter for those who have no home became homeless due to unforeseen circumstances such as fire or natural disasters with numbers.  

The current year’s goals include:

  1.  Increase financial support for the homeless prevention program.
  2. Secure additional community leaders to build the Advisory Council.
  3. Continue to grow and expand the life styles programs that include:
    1. Credit Counseling
    2. RACE -GED program
    3. Parenting Classes
    4. Anger Management Classes
    5. Work development Training
  4. Develop partnerships with local churches to implement a temporary shelter program during the cold season.
  5. Expand staff with an Administrative Assistant and a Case Worker.

The predominant need of The Salvation Army’s Gloucester Service Unit lies in carrying out programs that help prevent homelessness in our community. In order to meet this need successfully The Salvation Army must have access to resources and funds that will assist the Social Service Program. Some of the current needs include: 

  1. Strong community leaders to serve on the Advisory Council to help carry out the goals of The Salvation Army’s Gloucester Service Center and dedicated volunteers to help with various duties including warehouse projects and administrative duties.
  2. Funding sources to assist in providing rental and mortgage assistance to clients and for providing payment assistance for utility bills
  3. Volunteers and donations to assist in stocking and organizing the food pantry for clients
  4. Financial resources and corporate partnerships to provide emergency temporary shelter
  5. Financial resources to assist with the cost of books and supplies for the RACE Program (Rapid Adult Continuing Education) that offers clients a 20 week GED preparation course. The program also offers guidance on interviewing skills, completing job applications, budgeting, and accessing organizations that are consumer friendly and able to assist in debt related problems.
Established in 1865 as an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, The Salvation Army has been operating in the United States for 130 years, helping needy people in God's name without discriminating.  Each year, nearly 30 million Americans from 5,000 communities receive assistance through The Salvation Army's broad array of social services that inclues outreach to the elderly and ill, assistance for the disabled, opportunities for underprivileged children, food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless, and relief for victims of disaster.  Eighty-two cents of every dollar goes to carry out these services.
CEO Statement

The Salvation Army (TSA), workforce and manpower is mostly made up of committed volunteers who work tireless hours to care for the urgent needs of people in the community. They are the wind beneath The Salvation Army's wings. We value our volunteers for the many acts of benevolence they do each day. The much-needed support of individual and business donors in our community, with their confidence in The Salvation Army's programs and services, continues to help sustain our communities in times of trouble and need. Working together, we strive to fulfill The Salvation Army's mission and primary goal of being the beacon of hope to the jobless, homeless and those most in need. The need for assistance has increased, as the job availability decreases, and the cost of living increases. Through The Salvation Army programs and services provided to the Mathews and Gloucester communities, a light of hope shines brightly to many seeking a helping hand. 

  I am honored to serve this wonderful organization that has been an outstretched arm of support for many. The legacy of The Salvation Army, "Doing The Most Good", is intact and continues to be a beacon of hope for many who seek its services. 

Darlene M. Lee


Board Chair Statement
It has been said that the Salvation Army owns Christmas. The organization benefits from the generosity of shoppers donating to the red kettles seen at many stores during the holiday season. Yet the needs of people served by this organization continue throughout the year and the Salvation Army requires assistance from various groups in the community in order to be able to perform its mission of helping. Doing the most good is The Salvation Army's motto and this effort is made year round.
One church-affiliated group recently donated three hundred pairs of shoes. These were distributed not only to local individuals and families but to survivors of Hurricane Sandy who had lost personal possessions.
During the holiday season, The Salvation Army assisted a local family at Gloucester Point, giving them holiday decorations as well as assistance with utilities. This household, headed by an unwed mother, included several children who suffered pressing needs at a time of year traditionally associated with charitable efforts inspired by a spirit of service to the poor. Our local Salvation Army chapter at the Gloucester Service Center was able to make a difference in the lives of these people who would otherwise have known only desperation and despair.
The Gloucester Service Center provides food assistance to the disabled and elderly in our community. Credit counseling and GED classes are held at the Service Center. Low income children are sent to summer camp. This provision of services to the disadvantaged in these difficult economic times is of great importance to the health, happiness and general standard of living experienced by poorest in our community. The effect of charitable acts in the community exceeds the dollar amount of costs incurred because the needs are so great. The effects of such assistance reverberate through the social fabric much as a pebble thrown into water creates a widening circle of ripples that reach every corner of the body of water.
The Salvation Army is the provider of last resort for many destitute individuals and families locally. A family from Hayes recently requested help. Their appeal will not be ignored. The Salvation Army's Gloucester Service Center is the instrument of our community's charitable sentiment and effort. No other organization is suited to do the work it does.Helping our organization enables us to assist the needy in our community in the spirit of Christian charity.
Bill Parks
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Gloucester County
Mathews County
The Salvation Army, Gloucester Service Center serves all communities within the Gloucester and Mathews County geographical area.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Bill Parks
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Oct 2013 to Sept 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Leslie Belvin Community Volunteer
James Fox Community Volunteer
Jill Horitz Community Volunteer
Joyce Neville Trans - Atlantic Disel
Herman (Bill) Parks Retired
Marion Randall Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 22
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 78
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
The Salvation Army's Gloucester Service Center has developed an entirely new board that is less than four months old. Currently, members are gaining better insight and knowledge about the clients served through The Salvation Army. Board contributions will increase in the coming months as each new member determines how their monetary gifts can be most impactful.   
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Darlene M Lee

As the newly appointed Director of the Gloucester Salvation Army Service Center, I am excited to have the opportunity to lead and serve the community, and be a part of an organization with a legacy of helping people in need from all over the world. The overarching principle that continues to endure in my human service work is that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect----no matter the nature of the problem and/or differences in race, ethnicity or disability. My past experiences working with the homeless have led me to have a special sensitivity and a deeper appreciation of the basic needs that many of us take for granted. My personal experiences have taught me that we are all vulnerable to uncertainties in life and that “homeless” can be anyone, given a sudden change of circumstances. 


 I have a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and Counseling and twenty five years of business management experience.  I counseled women and men prisoners and worked for a homeless shelter. Joining a team of caring people has given me the opportunity to continue serving those in need as a new member of the Salvation Army family and to the community of Gloucester. I am honored to serve this wonderful organization that has been an outstretched arm of support for many. It has been an honor to be a part of The Salvation Army working together at "Do The Most Good " in the Gloucester/Mathews community.

Full Time Staff 2
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No

The Social Service Program relates most directly to the priority of meeting the basic needs for families. Often times families must make the difficult choice of which basic need to pay first—rent, utility, medical or grocery. Their choice usually results in consequences that affect their family’s living environment. The Social Service program helps ensure that people in financial crisis and with ongoing financial need will maintain healthy living conditions. In many cases, when households lose heat, light, and cooling services, there is the danger of eviction. In some cases where eviction has already occurred, The Salvation Army steps in to provide emergency shelter at local hotels while assisting the families with obtaining permanent housing. The financial assistance provided under this program helps stop evictions, helps restore the family to financial stability and fulfills the need for basic nutrition which contributes to improving health and wellness.

Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $358,047.00
Long Term Success
Seventy percent of clients interviewed will maintain the minimum standards of living (adequate heat, cooling, power, food) and successfully manage the immediate problems that caused the financial crisis.
 -Clients will remained housed
-Clients will not suffer the adverse health, safety, and psychological consequences accompanied by lack of heat, cooling, water, power and medicinal requirements.
-Clients will not go hungry
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $329,390.00
Projected Expenses $329,390.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$60,878$53,406$0
Individual Contributions$877,805$1,123,828--
Investment Income, Net of Losses$242----
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$17,544--
Revenue In-Kind$1,257,660$562,049--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,316,149$1,987,430--
Administration Expense$28,790$187,384--
Fundraising Expense$238,748$116,440--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.91--
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%87%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%8%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$216,380$1,470,182--
Current Assets$195,231$712,373--
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$69,527$57,894--
Total Net Assets$146,853$1,412,288--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.8112.30--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView