DC Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show Benefitting Families in Need

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington 67th Annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Auction is this Friday, October 28 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner beginning with a silent auction and reception at 10:00AM and a program at 12:00PM. The all-volunteer group of women have raised well over $600,000 in proceeds over the past six years to help young homeless mothers and their children at The Salvation Army’s local transitional housing center, and send kids the Camp Happyland each summer.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Washington’s 67th Annual Fashion Show, Luncheon and Auction brings Washington society together with a common cause of making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

This year, 600 women and men from across the DC Metro area are expected to be in attendance for the Women’s Auxiliary main annual fundraising event. Upscale retailer Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons will provide this year’s runway show featuring styles from their private label, The Saks Fifth Avenue Collection.

Proceeds from the Women’s Auxiliary of Washington’s annual signature fundraising event will support the Turning Point Center for Women and Children, a transitional housing program open to women between ages 18 to 28. Turning Point helps previously homeless mothers and their families by providing them a safe place to live, independent living skills classes, ongoing case management, and much-needed guidance as they work toward the goal of independent living.

The proceeds will also help to send local kids to The Salvation Army’s Camp Happyland, a 220-acre residential camp located 90 minutes from the nation’s capital in rural Virginia. Camp Happyland is a haven away from the inner city that allows teens to enjoy nature, sports, and recreational activities while developing new skills, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime.

DC Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show

Local Officer and FedEx Canteen Deployed to North Carolina

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command is providing much-needed help to the victims and responders of last week’s hurricane, which swept across the southeastern United States and the Caribbean leaving a swath of death and destruction. Local Salvation Army Corps Officer Pradeep Ramaji, from the Prince George’s County Corps, arrived on Monday in Goldsboro, NC, as part the Army’s second wave of support in the aftermath of last week’s storms. Captain Ramaji took with him one of The Salvation Army’s FedEx Emergency Disaster Canteens.

Captain Ramaji is using the FedEx Emergency Disaster Canteen to provide food, hydration, and compassionate and spiritual care to emergency responders and residents in the affected area. The canteen is a mobile feeding unit that is capable of serving up to 1,500 meals a day during disasters. Captain Ramaji remains deployed through at least October 24.

Preparations Underway for Hurricane Matthew’s Arrival

Throughout the southeastern United States, The Salvation Army is prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew. From the Carolinas all the way to Florida, officers, staff and volunteers have been readying The Salvation Army’s response once the storm passes.

Matthew caused catastrophic damage in parts of Haiti where hundreds of lives were lost and extensive damage was done to homes, businesses, and even several Salvation Army structures.

The Salvation Army is ready to offer help and hope to the first responders and residents in the affected areas. During emergency disaster response activity, we prepare and serve meals from mobile canteens, distribute cleaning supplies, and offer comfort to those impacted.

Currently, The Salvation Army is not accepting in-kind donations from the general public for disaster relief operations. In the aftermath of a disaster, the immediate need is for monetary contributions, which helps us to meet the specific need of affected communities. Below are ways you can help as Hurricane Matthew makes its way ashore.

To make a financial gift to The Salvation Army, give:

· Donate Online: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/hurricane_matthew
· Donate By Mail: The Salvation Army PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Please write ‘Hurricane Matthew’ on all checks.
· Donate By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
· Donate By Text: Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving

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