“We are excited to announce that our 2nd annual Diamond Gala will be held Saturday, March 9th. The Gala will be hosted at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington D.C. with receptions for the event starting at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30. CBS News White House Correspondent, Major Garret will be the Master of the Ceremony.

 

The Diamond Gala’s mission is to raise awareness of the problem of Human Trafficking. Along with our Human Trafficking Program, all proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the multitude of programs that the Salvation Army offers. There will be opportunities at the Gala to help support programs like the Harbor Light Center, Grate Patrol, Turning Point Center and many more.

 

This year’s guest speaker will be Stacy Jewell, a human trafficking victim and survivor. Jewell was only nineteen years old when abducted, held hostage and forced into the dark world of sex slavery. Jewell escaped the life at twenty-one after years of abuse, manipulation and fear. She now makes it her mission to combat human trafficking by heightening awareness of the problem through her passion of the performing arts.

 

Our 2019 Honorary Committee consists of many influential members. Among those members are The Honorable Benjamin Cardin, The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, The Honorable Chris Van Hollen and The Honorable Mark Warner. Also on the Honorary Committee are former NFL players, Santana Moss, Brian Mitchell and Matthew Lawrence and many others. The full list of Honorary Committee Members can be found on our website.

 

We would also like to thank our Sapphire and Emerald Sponsors for all they do for our organization. We appreciate all of our sponsors and donors for supporting the plethora of programs the Salvation Army provides to the public. For more information on who will be at the Diamond Gala, how to become a sponsor or how to get involved in the event, please visit our website at http://salvationarmynca.org/diamondgala/