Salvation Army collects donations for Virginia Beach families impacted by Hurricane Matthew is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

Although Hurricane Matthew is a month behind Virginia, many Virginia Beach residents are still trying to piece their lives back together.

To help, the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater is hosting a drive-through donation site on Thursday. People can come to the amphitheater, located at 3550 Cellar Door Way, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off donations like toiletries, paper towels, toilet paper and underwear.

All items will be distributed to families in need by the Salvation Army on Saturday.

For information on how to participate, email

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.