The Salvation Army Montgomery County Corps is holding an open house tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the corps which is located at 20021 Aircraft Drive in Germantown. The open house is being held conjunction with the National Capital Area Command’s local observance of National Salvation Army Week which is going on now through May 19. Tours are being given and refreshments will be served along with information on The Salvation Army. The event is free and open to the public.
Last year, nearly 1,300 families in need received help through a wide range of basic social services at the Montgomery County Corps. These services include eviction prevention, utility termination and heating assistance. In addition, the corps offers a wide variety of youth programs and an opportunity for kids to learn to play brass instruments, piano or guitar at no cost to families.
GEICO is the local sponsor of National Salvation Army Week. The GEICO Gecko is scheduled to make an appearance at the Area Command’s Volunteer Appreciation Dessert Reception at The Salvation Army Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center in Anacostia.
History of National Salvation Army Week
During 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 open house, please call the Montgomery County Corps at 301-515-5354. To learn more about The Salvation Army, go online to SalArmyDC.org.
About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
In 2011, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 73,000 people by providing them with a diverse range of social services. They include feeding for the hungry, victim disaster relief, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. To receive help or make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Visit us at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest at keyword SalArmyDC.