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VIR raises thousands of dollars for Danville Salvation Army

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DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Danville's Salvation Army is getting help thanks to a local race track.

Last month Virginia International Raceway raised $33,000 for the Salvation Army.

The speedway hosted its annual Holiday Charity Laps to help raise funds for Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

The program provides families in need with food, toys, and clothing for their children.

"The night before the distribution we was able to go shopping and get some of the things that was missing from the bags. So we're happy to see that every child and every parent walked out with a bag for their child," said Captain Ray Jackson with the Danville Salvation Army.

The participants in the charity event paid $25 each to drive their personal vehicles for a lap on the race course.

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