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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 61st Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

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Washington, DC, September 29, 2010 – More than 700 people from around the National Capital Area gathered downtown for The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 61st annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton.  The event kicked off with an 11:00 am reception. 

The show is the Women’s Auxiliary annual signature event.  The group works year-round donating their time and raising money for The Salvation Army programs, all of which are designed to help relieve poverty, educate and bring comfort to the city’s neediest people.  The proceeds directly benefit programs offered to people in need through The Salvation Army.  

Local philanthropist, Muslim Lakhani and his family were honored with the 2010 Compassionate Citizen Award for their generosity and commitment to fully fund The Salvation Army’s homeless feeding program, Grate Patrol.  

 Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase presented The Elite of the Fall 2010 Collections, all from top designers.  The clothing was modeled by community leaders, media and sports celebrities and professional models.  Additionally, the attendees received a 15% off coupon to use at Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase between September 29 and October 1. 

 Here are some photos from the 61st Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon.  More photos will be posted in the coming days.


Harbor Light Center Turns 13 with Over 5,000 Helped

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2010

This week, Salvation Army National Capital Area Commander Major Steve Morris announced the 13th anniversary of Harbor Light Center, the alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility located on New York Avenue in Northeast Washington, DC.

Completed in 1997, Harbor Light Center offers men and women residential, outpatient and transitional programs to treat alcohol and drug addiction. The 136-bed unit provides individual and group counseling, educational and vocational assistance, and independent life skill development to help clients cope with grief or loss, work on anger issues and money management. Typical treatment plans range from 60 days to 24 months, and the 180 day program has a near 60 percent completion rate. When the optional religious component is included, the completion rate jumps to 90 percent for those on the 180 day program.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center has served more than 5,000 clients since opening its doors 13 years ago. The 67,000 sq. ft. campus style facility is CARF Accredited. Clients may attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings as well as take G.E.D. classes.

Major Steve Morris said, “Harbor Light Center’s mission holds that no one person is beyond hope, and that each of us has infinite value. The Salvation Army offers the men and women who come through its doors an opportunity to restore their relationship with God, their families and, ultimately, with themselves.” 

On September 16, The Salvation Army marked the 13th anniversary with an evening celebration and graduation.  Attending the ceremony were HLC graduates (clients) and their families.  The clients put on a talent show for their guests.  Major Robert Webb of The Salvation Army National Capital and Virginia Division (pictured left) gave brief remarks during the ceremony.  Harbor Light Center received a plaque saluting its service and commitment in ANC 5B. 

This is not the first time Harbor Light Center has been recognized for its contributions. 

Last spring, National Salvation Army Headquarters requested the facility take part in its national public relations campaign.  A  Dallas-based film crew spent several days interviewing clients and staff for the project.  Harbor Light’s in-house client choir sang “This Little Light of Mine” while the tape was rolling.  The choir group made the final cut and you can see them singing in this national Salvation Army commercial posted on the Area Command’s YouTube Channel. 

For more information about The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center of Washington, DC, please call 202-269-6333 or email

Update: Hurricane Earl Bumps North Carolina Coast, Skirts Mid-Atlantic

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Help Given to Over 250 Shelter Residents and First Responders

3 Sep 2010

Charlotte, NC – Residents, vacationers and first responders along the North Carolina Coast sought refuge from Hurricane Earl and were fed by The Salvation Army at emergency shelters in Beaufort, Carteret and Pamlico Counties. Before Earl delivered its punch, The Salvation Army arrived on-site early Thursday following requests from North Carolina Emergency Management officials. As of early Friday morning, more than 250 individuals had been served. The Salvation Army expected meal service to shelter evacuees to conclude with breakfast on Friday morning as shelter closings will eliminate the need for additional feeding.

As hurricane season reaches its peak, The Salvation Army is encouraging residents to prepare an evacuation plan and emergency supply kit. North Carolina residents can go to for tips on developing a family preparedness plan. South Carolinians can go to for help.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations at this time to help meet the immediate needs of those affected by Hurricane Earl. Call 1-800-SALARMY to give now.

The Salvation Army Prepares for Hurricane Earl

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

The Salvation Army along Maryland’s Eastern Shore is busy preparing for Hurricane Earl this week. Late Tuesday night, Earl was downgraded to a category 3 storm. Even still, experts are saying this hurricane is capable of delivering a powerful blow to residential and resort areas all along the eastern seaboard.

All Salvation Army units in Earl’s path were notified of the potential impact from the storm.

Major David Singletary, Emergency Disaster Services Director for the Maryland & West Virginia Division said, “At this time we are monitoring the weather situation and working with our local personnel to ensure that all equipmment and needed supplies are ready in the event that Hurricane Earl affects residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This preparation is being coordinated with coutny and state emergency management offiicals.”

The Salvation Army is encouraging all residents in Earl’s path to prepare an emergency supply kit and evacuation plan and, most of all, stay informed of all warnings and potential protective actions. Disaster response professionals in Maryland recommend visiting for additional information and tips.

The Salvation Army is asking people who want to help to do so monetarily. Go to or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Remember to designate your donation to STORM.