Entries by kforsythe

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 […]

6,000 Free Donuts in honor of National Donut Day

This Friday, June 3 beginning at 7:00 am until they run out, The Salvation Army is giving away more than 6,000 FREE donuts at 5 Metrorail stops in downtown DC during the morning rush to celebrate National Donut Day. Stop by and grab a tasty treat on your way to work! Metrorail locations for FREE Donuts on […]

Crowell & Moring – Angel Tree

Took Crowell believed that every member of an organization should give back to the community. The co-founder of Crowell & Moring made giving to the less fortunate part of the culture at the international law firm with offices in DC. The seeds of giving planted by Mr. Crowell grew into a strong 25-year relationship with The […]

The Women of The Salvation Army: Catherine Booth

March is Women’s History Month. Throughout the rest of the month, we will be uplifting the accomplishments of many remarkable women whose hard work and influence has played a significant role in the good work performed daily by The Salvation Army. Catherine Booth Catherine Booth, known as the “Mother of The Salvation Army”. She worked along […]

Prince William Women Compete on Cake Wars

Two local Prince William County women competed recently on the hit TV show Cake Wars. Deborah Church and Monique Hines, who are both volunteers for The Salvation Army Prince William County Corps, appeared in the Food Network show’s episode titled “Shark Lagoon.” The episode aired on Monday, February 15th. Cake Wars features four of the country’s top bakers to […]

Nats Scherzer and Wife Make Donation to Help Angel Tree Kids

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica, announced they are contributing $10,000 from The Scherzer Family Fund to The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command to help offset the losses caused by the theft of children’s gifts last weekend.  Several teens stole items that were intended for the Angel Tree Program, which provides […]

Working, Hungry, and sometimes Homeless

For 10 years, Beverly worked in the childcare field. She loves her job, especially the children. However, it does not pay well. So over the years, Beverly learned to stretch her funds as much as possible to make ends meet. There were times when it all fell apart and nearly everything was lost. Beverly was homeless on and […]

On-going Volunteer Opportunities in D.C.

Area Command Main Office: Development Department Assistant IT Intern Major Gifts Assistant Please click here to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities at the National Capital Area Command. Turning Point: Childcare Assistant Custodial Assistant Job Readiness Instructor Legal Adviser Outfit an apartment with new supplies. Paint an apartment so a new family can move […]