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Celebrate National Salvation Army Week with the National Capital Area Command!

WASHINGTON, DC, May 9, 2011 – The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command officially kicked off National Salvation Army Week across the region on Monday morning giving away 200 free delicious Dunkin’ Donuts to commuters entering Vienna Metrorail Station (Orange Line) located in Northern Virginia. Major Steve Morris, National Capital Area Commander, and his staff enthusiastically greeted people heading into the south entrance of the Metro station.

The giveaway is just one element of the week-long local observance of National Salvation Army Week which runs from May 9-15, 2011.  The Salvation Army is planning to give 200 Dunkin’ Donuts during the morning this week at four additional Metrorail stations. Here is the rundown: Tuesday – New Carrollton/Orange Line; Wednesday – King Street Metro (Yellow Line); Thursday – Bethesda/Red Line; and Friday – Pentagon City/Blue-Yellow Line.

Photos will be posted daily on our Facebook page located here.  Join our Facebook page today!

Additional events include a donor reception on Tuesday evening, a visit to the Retired Armed Forces Home on Thursday, and an Appreciation Picnic for our great volunteers.

History of National Salvation Army Week

From 1880 to 1954, The Salvation Army in the United States grew into a significant force for good in the lives of many Americans. The Army transformed from small numbers of uniformed men and women working to help the hungry poor into a larger organization offering broader services to assist those in need in any way possible.

The change did not go unnoticed. That year, the 83rd United States Congress recognized The Salvation Army, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower made proclaimed November 28 thru December 4, 1954 the first ever National Salvation Army Week.

Since that time, the dates have changed, but The Salvation Army remains committed to providing for the poor through education, compassion and hope, and to continuing Doing the Most Good for people in need without discrimination.

For more information on The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command, click on SalArmyDC.org.

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted nearly 63,000 individuals, nearly half for the first time, throughout 2010 by providing a diverse range of social services.  They include serving 165,000 meals to the hungry and filling more than 8,800 grocery orders, providing assistance for the disabled, elderly and ill, and helping an estimated 14,000 underprivileged children with holiday assistance.

To make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. 

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