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Thanks for joining in the celebration to mark the beginning of our NEW Division, the Potomac Division of the USA Southern Territory! It was a historic event where we celebrates our past, rejoices in the present, and looked ahead to the future with much anticipation and faith for what the Lord will do in and through us.

As we are connected by the Potomac River that flows through each of our states and the District of Columbia, we are connected in an even stronger way through the water of life that flows from our Father himself. May it be so in our Potomac Division, and may God show us a glimpse of what He has for us, as we gather on October 17 to celebrate and to be filled with renewed strength and hope for the ministry of The Salvation Army in our local communities.

Thanks to those who joined us online and in person, including our Territorial Leaders, Commissioners Willis and Barbara Howell, as well as Colonels Ralph and Susan Bukiewicz . . .  Joe the Turk!

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Salvation Army Hampton Roads Happiness for Helpers

While it came as no surprise when The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Norfolk, Virginia, heard that medical staff at the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) were facing increased demands on their physical and mental health. The Kroc Ministry Team responded to that need by creating and delivering “Happies for […]

Seniors get food delivery thanks to Salvation Army, donors in Elgin

Dee Connors normally has to take four buses to get to the grocery store, a trip that has become a worrisome risk for her during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, all the Elgin resident had to do was open her front door to find a box of food and a box of home goods, delivered […]

Local Salvation Army Corps Officers Distribute To Those In Need

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Lieutenants Shane and Carmen Owens, Corps Officers of The Salvation Army Montgomery County Corps Community Center, along with Corps members, prepared and distributed 65 food bags for the Middlebrook Gardens community. Many struggling families reside in the development, and some of the children from the community take part in the […]

‘I can’t pay it back. So I pay it forward’: Volunteers deliver food to quarantined coronavirus families

Huffing a bit, Mike Williams, 75, hauled the box of food up the apartment stairs, stacking it atop another already sitting outside the door. Dan Smith, 73, followed close behind, an identical box resting against his red Salvation Army jacket. The boxes began piling up as the two volunteers made another trip up the stairs, their steps getting a little […]

For A Population Already Living On The Edge, New Risks From A Pandemic

How do you shelter in place when you don’t have a home? Where do you wash your hands when you live on the streets? These are some of the challenges faced by those struggling with homelessness amid the coronavirus outbreak. And advocates working to help this vulnerable population stay healthy and safe are worried things will […]