Jan 15, 2021 – Following the signing of the RELIEF Act on Monday, a local business and the Salvation Army both said the plan could provide needed assistance.
Jan 11, 2021 – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Homeless shelters in the area are at max capacity and are in need of volunteers and donations.
Homeless shelter workers and those experiencing homelessness are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine as part of phase 1B.
The Salvation Army helped millions of Americans overcome the challenges of 2020. Rental and mortgage assistance prepared meals and food boxes, emotional and spiritual care, and more were provided at unprecedented levels by local Salvation Army teams across the country. Knowing the need to be greater than in decades, and that the holidays would be particularly challenging for millions, The Salvation Army set out to Rescue Christmas for the most vulnerable in America.
Musicians and artists across the United States and the world are operating in very different ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For The Salvation Army’s Potomac Division, this includes strict health and safety protocols, schedule changes and a focus on flexibility, but the National Capital Band continues to make an impact through both fellowship and worship.
The Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism has recognized the volunteers of The Salvation Army’s senior feeding program in Baltimore as Pandemic Response Champions during the 37th Annual Governor’s Service Awards.
The Older Adults Feeding Program is a volunteer-driven operation created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a component of The Salvation Army. In collaboration and partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department’s Division of Aging (the LEAN Campaign), Baltimore City Department of Transportation and the Maryland Department of Aging’s Maryland Access Point (MAP), a large-scale feeding operation provided up to 10,000 meals a day to vulnerable seniors in 145 senior living facilities and residential housing within Baltimore.
With the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, people wary of venturing outside and the fall-off in traffic to local retailers, The Salvation Army in Parkersburg, West Virginia – like many other corps – faces a challenging Red Kettle campaign season. How to get people excited and engaged?
Majors Patrick and Carey Richmond, corps officers, took inspiration from an innovation introduced by Majors Brooks and Lori Gilliam several years ago at the Charleston, West Virginia, Corps: a kettle-painting contest, with the help of local artists and businesses.
What started out as off-the-shelf curriculum for a vacation Bible school is now a weekly, outdoor outreach to the community surrounding the Frederick County, Maryland, Corps.
The corps officers, Lieutenants Chris and Carla Raymer, began with the “Concrete & Cranes” VBS material published by LifeWay Christian Resources, based on Philippians 1:6 (“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” TNIV).
The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps has been teaming up with 29 Diner, a local comfort food emporium in operation since 1947, to provide meals to first responders. On one day on mid-May, some 450 meals were given to doctors and nurses at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The Salvation Army continues to provide food, shelter and emergency assistance throughout the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area to help families and people facing hardship.
Helping families avert eviction, expanding homeless shelters to 24-hour operations, and other aspects of The Salvation Army’s response to the COVID-19 emergency got a big assist this spring when the Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded grants totaling $15 million to the organization.
A $5 million grant was dedicated specifically to help residents of Indiana, Lilly’s home state, and a $10 million gift was made to assist in the nationwide fight against the novel coronavirus.
In the midst of darkness, light can often be found.
The Prince Georges Corps in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., has fully embraced the men of the Washington and Suburban Maryland Adult Rehabilitation Center. Lieutenant Ruby Keith, the corps officer, said, “The men not only attend our corps but are a rich part of our church family. Together, we are building a family out of community.”