Entries by kforsythe

Safeway Foundation Awards $15,000 to The Salvation Army to fight hunger

The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced that Hunger Is, their joint charitable program designed to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in America, awarded $15,000 to feed hungry children living in neighborhoods throughout our community. “I am overjoyed to witness Hunger Is making a difference on a local level by […]

Montgomery County Red Kettle strikes Gold

A generous donor bestowed a pleasant Christmas surprise in a Montgomery County, Maryland on a Salvation Army red kettle last weekend, a solid gold coin. Captain Karl Dahlin of The Salvation Army Montgomery County discovered the gold coin Monday morning when he opened the bright red bucket. The Canadian gold coin came from a red […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Homerun with the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals hosted the first Salvation Army Day at the Nats on July 6. It was a time to celebrated The Salvation Army’s work with youth around the region. Approximately, 500 donors, volunteers, staff, and children attended the game between the Nationals and the Brewers. Washington beat Milwaukee 7 to 4. Children, teens, and staff from Camp Happyland traveled to the […]

The history of the Donut Lassies

If you’re a fan of the crispy, sweet confection known as the donut, you have Salvation Army Adjutant Helen Purviance and her crew of “Donut Lassies” to thank. Helen, her comrade Ensign Margaret Sheldon, and nearly 250 other lassies delivered kindness to WWI soliders on the front lines in France by mending their uniforms, playing […]