The Salvation Army marking National Salvation Army Week May 14-20, 2018 to thank the community for their support throughout the year, and emphasize our work to help families and those without a permanent home through disasters every day.

This week, The Salvation Army will visit local county council leaders in Maryland and Northern Virginia, as well as Alexandria’s mayor, to accept proclamations honoring The Salvation Army. Tomorrow afternoon, May 15 from 1-4p.m., volunteers will work to beautify outdoor garden spaces at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, a residential and outpatient addictions treatment center located in northeast DC.

Additionally, this Thursday May 17, The Salvation Army will hold two Emergency Disaster workshops to train local volunteers who would be willing to serve when natural disasters or large-scale emergencies occur. There will be an Intro to Emergency Disaster Services training on Thursday morning followed by Safe from Harm training in the afternoon. Both workshops are required for all Salvation Army disaster volunteers.

National Salvation Army Week was first declared President Dwight D. Eisenhower in November 1954. Since then, the week has been used to lift up, engage, and thank our volunteers and supporters, as well as educate the public about the work of The Salvation Army throughout the year.

The Salvation Army assisted 68,200 people last year with programs to help men, women, children, the poor, or the addicted throughout our community.

Below is a list of activites marking National Salvation Army Week for 2018:

Montgomery County Council Proclamation

Monday, May 14  9:30 a.m.

Montgomery Couunty Council Bldg

100 Maryland Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850

Prince George’s County Council Proclamation

Tuesday, May 15 10:00 a.m.

Prince George’s County Government Bldg

14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive

2nd Floor

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Prince William County Council Proclamation

Tuesday, May 15  7:30 p.m.

Prince William County Government

1 County Complex Ct

Woodbridge, VA 22192


Arlington County Council Proclamation

Tuesday, May 22  3:00 p.m.

Arlington County Board

2100 Clarendon Blvd #300

Arlington, VA

City of Alexandria Proclamation

Friday, May 18  12:00 p.m.

Alexandria City Hall

501 King Street, Suite 2300

Alexandria, VA

Volunteer Outdoor Beautification Day

Tuesday, May 15 1-4:00 p.m.

Harbor Light Center

2100 New York Avenue NE

Washington, DC

Emergency Disaster Services Training (2)

Thursday, May 17 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Salvation Army National Capital Area HQ

2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC

All of the above information is available on our web page by visiting

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army assisted more than 68,200 people throughout the last year by providing a diverse range of services.  Employees and volunteers provide compassionate care to everyone in need of help without discrimination. We offer meals and services to the homeless and emergency assistance to individuals and families (rent, utilities, and food). Additionally, we provide transitional and supportive living assistance for mothers and their children and comprehensive addiction treatment for adults. The Salvation Army responds to natural and other disasters by providing emergency relief to first responders and all those in need of support during times of crisis. Learn more or donate today by visiting us at or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Connect with us and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube using keyword SalArmyNCA.