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ANTICIPATED BOOST IN RED KETTLE DONATIONS WILL HELP MEET GROWING NEED

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

February 1, 2012

 

The final 2011 Christmas Campaign Report; plus, local philanthropist offers match as challenge to the community

The Salvation Army National Capital Area raised $1.4 million during the recently completed 2011 Red Kettle Campaign. Compared with the year before, this reflects an increase of 15% in kettle funds received.  The anticipated boost was budgeted and is needed by The Salvation Army in order to continue Doing the Most Good due to an increase in the number of families served.  In 2011, The Salvation Army National Capital Area command served 73,000 individuals, approximately 11,000 more than the previous year.  Across the US, The Salvation Army raised $147.6 million during the time, a new fundraising record and an increase of 3.4 percent from 2010.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area is still behind by 3% in mail donations over last year.  To help with this decline, the CEO of ML Resources, Muslim Lakhani, made an offer to The Salvation Army to match donations, up to $150,000, as part of community challenge and funding renewal for Grate Patrol, the Army’s 26 year old year-round homeless nutritional ministry in Washington.  This is the fourth consecutive year Mr. Lakhani has funded the program.

“The community’s generosity during the Army’s 2011 Red Kettle Campaign was greatly appreciated,” said Area Commander, Major Steve Morris. “Our hope is that those who are able to will give during this time to double the impact of their gift allowing The Salvation Army to provide assistance to families through the winter months.”

We encourage everyone wishing to have their donation matched to give as soon as they are able.  Please remember to write MATCH all personal and business checks, and in the designated space for online donations.

Gratitude for Community Partners

The Salvation Army National Capital Area is grateful for its corporate partnerships including Giant Food, Safeway, Walmart, and many other retailers; all of whom played a major role in the success of the Red Kettle Campaign.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 73,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook at keyword SalArmyDC.

MIXED DONATIONS AS THE NEED RISES

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2011 – The Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Commander, Major Steve Morris, is appealing to the public for additional support as the year comes to a close. With 12 days to go in 2011, The Salvation Army is about 25% short of the funds required to continue assisting families in need without interruption. [Read MORE]

THE SALVATION ARMY TO PROVIDE THANKSGIVING ASSISTANCE TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES THIS WEEK

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Doing the Most Good to help those in need throughout DC and the surrounding communities

 

Washington, DC, November 22-24, 2011 – The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command is providing holiday assistance to people in need this Thanksgiving that will include serving thousands of traditional Thanksgiving meals and giving more than $43,000 in grocery assistance through gift cards to needy families. 

Below is a list of activities this Thanksgiving Week throughout the National Capital region.

 

November 22-24 The Salvation Army is providing gift cards grocery for needy families living in Alexandria City as well as Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.

 

A total of more than $43,000 in gift cards to a regional grocery retailer will be given to families in the most need in order for them to buy food for Thanksgiving.

Nearly 1,500 grocery store gift cards valued at $30 each are being given to families in need throughout the National Capital area.  The distribution is as follows: 300-Alexandria City; and in the following counties: 166-Arlington, 333-Fairfax, 200-PrinceWilliam, 333-Montgomery and 133-Prince George’s.
November 22

6:00–8:00pm

Thanksgiving Dinner for Holly Acres Families Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Harbour View in Woodbridge

The Salvation Army Prince William Corps is a participating community partner for this event.

A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner is being served to 400 people in need from the Holly Acres mobile park that lost their homes in the September flooding.  Harbour View

13200 Marina Way, Woodbridge.

November 23

11:00am–3:00pm

Safeway Feast of Sharing

 

As a participating community partner, The Salvation Army provided over 50 volunteers to assist in food prep for this event. An additional 70 volunteers will be on hand to help serve dinner to those in need.

About 5,000 DC residents will be provided a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This annual event will again be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
November 24

11:00am–2:00pm

 

Dinner will be served at both

11:15am and

12:00pm

Thanksgiving Day Dinner at The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps (located in Northwest Washington, DC)

 

The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps is located at 3335 Sherman Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The Salvation Army is partnering with the Cheesecake Factory give 400 DC residents a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal.  Local employees from the national restaurant chain and Salvation Army volunteers will serve dinner at 11:15am and 12:00 pm.
November 24

 

The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the Waterford

 

The Waterford banquet hall is located at 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA

 

The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps is partnering with the Waterford restaurant to provide Thanksgiving Day Dinner to 250 people in need from Fairfax County, Virginia.

 Please note: Major Steve Morris will be available for comment at the Feast of Sharing event.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook at keyword SalArmyDC.

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon to Benefit Local Families in Need

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will hold its 62nd Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton on 1150 22nd Street, N.W. in Washington, DC.  Featuring the Fall Collection of Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase, the Luncheon Fashion Show begins at 12 Noon. This event is vitally important to The Salvation Army’s work throughout the National Capital area including DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.  All proceeds from this event support The Salvation Army programs and services that advance education, relieve poverty, and bring comfort to the neediest in the area.

 The Salvation Army is Doing the Most Good to assist people in need who call the Greater Washington area home. Among the community-based services sustained with proceeds from this event are Harbor Light, a substance abuse program for men and women; Turning Point, a transitional housing program serving mothers and children in crisis; The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program which provides holiday toys and clothing to area children; and Camp Happyland and the Music Conservatory, where local children are given the opportunity to play and learn in a safe environment and develop music skills.

Tickets to the event are $125.  For more information, please contact Women’s Auxiliary Coordinator, Mary C. Gonzalez at (202)756-2568 or at MCG@uss.salvationarmy.org or Carmen Stull, Fashion Show Chair at (301) 675-7162 or at carmenstull@verizon.net.  You can also visit the Salvation Army website at http://www.SalArmyDC.org.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook at keyword SalArmyDC.

LITTLE CAESARS LOVE KITCHEN SERVING FREE PIZZA TO NEEDY IN PRINCE GEORGE’S TUESDAY

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hyattsville, MD – The Little Caesars Love Kitchen is coming to The Salvation Army Prince George County Corps in Hyattsville on August 23 to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for approximately 600 people in need at area shelters.

A pizza kitchen on wheels, the Little Caesars Love Kitchen travels across the continental United States and Canada meeting the needs of the hungry, the homeless and disaster survivors.

“The Love Kitchen was created to provide quality meals for people who need them,” said Little Caesars local franchisee Irfaan Lalani. “As a member of the area business community, it’s important to me to support people when they need it and help make the community stronger. I’m excited to support this program with food and staff to provide a quality meal for people who otherwise may not get one.”

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen has fed more than two million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. It has also responded to disasters such as the floods in North Dakota and Iowa, the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast area in 2008 and in 2005, the site of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the 1995 Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. Established by Little Caesars in 1985, the Love Kitchen exemplifies Little Caesars’ strong tradition of giving back to America’s communities.

“We know that it’s important to reach out to the communities where we do business, and help make a difference,” said David Scrivano, president, Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. “As a family company, we are proud to work together with our local franchisees and company-owned stores to coordinate the vehicle, staff and food and to be there for people in Hyattsville who need assistance.”

Major Steve Morris, Area Commander of The Salvation Army National Capital region, said, “We are very thankful to Irfann Lalani and the Little Caesars Love Kitchen team for offering to provide these delicious and much needed meals to those in need living in Prince George’s County. It is our hope to bring smiles to the faces of these families currently receiving assistance from our partnering organizations. We are praying that this gesture will go a long way to helping them in their situations.”

Local Little Caesars franchise owners and company regional offices donate all food and labor costs for the Love Kitchen servings. An estimated 50,000 Little Caesars franchise owners and employees have volunteered their time over the years to support the program in their local communities.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Visit us on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook at keyword SalArmyDC.

About Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, in 1959. Little Caesars, the fastest growing pizza chain, built more stores in the world in 2009 than any other pizza brand and today is the largest carry-out chain globally with restaurants on five continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. For the third year in a row, Little Caesars was named “Best Value in America”* of all quick-serve restaurant chains. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

THE SALVATION ARMY IS CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Please join us in Doing the Most Good by volunteering to ring bells this month

Washington, DC – The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command and Giant Food of Landover, Md., together announced a summer “Need Knows No Season” giving campaign Tuesday morning. The Salvation Army is bringing its iconic Red Kettles to 50 neighborhood Giant Food grocery stores in the Greater Washington region. Bell ringers and red kettles will be in front of select Giant stores August 12 and August 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. and August 13 and August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In conjunction with Tuesday morning’s announcement, The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to help to ring bells in front of Giant Food locations in the Greater Washington area for the ‘Need Knows No Season’ summer giving campaign. Individuals and groups are urged to go to The Salvation Army’s website SalArmyDC.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

About The Salvation Army & the National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or WordPress at keyword SalArmyDC.

Giant Food and The Salvation Army Host “Need Knows No Season” Campaign

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

August Promotion Prelude to Holiday Season Red Kettle Campaign

 

Landover, Md. (August 9, 2011) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. and The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command are together announcing a summer “Need Knows No Season” giving campaign. The Salvation Army will bring the iconic Red Kettle to 50 neighborhood Giant Food grocery stores in the Greater Washington region. Bell ringers and red kettles will be in front of select Giant stores August 12 and August 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. and August 13 and August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, Giant has announced it will support the 2011 Red Kettle Campaign this holiday season and welcome The Salvation Army in front of all 174 neighborhood Giant locations Monday through Saturday for eight hours a day. The 2011 Red Kettle Campaign will kick off on November 10, and bell ringers will begin fundraising November 11.

“Giant Food has a long history of supporting the communities we’re so privileged to serve, and we’ve been a proud partner of The Salvation Army for many of our 75 years,” said Don Sussman, interim president of Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We are proud to host the ‘Need Knows No Season’ giving campaign to benefit The Salvation Army and further their important work in our communities, especially as families and individuals continue to struggle in this difficult economic time. We’re confident the August campaign will be a success as well as a strong prelude to our 2011 holiday season partnership.”

In 2010 alone, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command served more than 62,000 individuals by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. The National Capital Area Command has assisted the community by providing food for the hungry, companionship to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, and many more services to assist those in need.

“The Salvation Army is looking forward to partnering with Giant Food during this month’s summer giving campaign,” said Major Steve Morris, The Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Commander. “We hope our supporters will help by donating desperately needed funds, allowing the Army to provide assistance to people in need throughout the Greater Washington area. The Salvation Army is especially grateful to Giant for renewing full access to our red kettles in front of their stores for the upcoming red kettle campaign. News of this decision is truly a blessing; not only for the Army, but for the more than 62,000 people we serve throughout the year.”  

Earlier this year, in honor of Giant’s 75th anniversary, the neighborhood grocer presented The Salvation Army with $75,000 to further the work of Salvation Army divisions and corps across Giant’s operating area in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 174 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 174 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com 

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services. We offer emergency eviction and utility cut-off prevention assistance, grocery, clothing and furniture vouchers, meals for the hungry and homeless, support for the disabled, elderly and ill, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster relief, transitional housing for single mothers with children and character building opportunities for youth. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in communities nationwide. To receive help or make a donation, please visit www.SalArmyDC.org or call (800)-SAL-ARMY. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, YouTube and Picasa using keyword SalArmyDC.

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