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 gifts to needy children in the Washington, DC area who would not otherwise have presents on Christmas Day.

Max and Erica Scherzer both hope that “this donation will serve as an incentive to others to give to those in need during this holiday season.”

The Salvation Army’s Area Commander, Major Lewis R. Reckline expressed his excitement at the news, saying, “We were elated to hear this wonderful news from Max and Erica Scherzer. We want to thank the Scherzer family and other generous donors. We now have received the funds needed to cover the additional expense and can begin our distribution to families in DC starting December 17, 2015.”

Major Reckline added, “Our hope is that others will see this generous outpouring and be inspired to give at a Red Kettle or at www.salvationarmynca.org. Need knows no season and contributions are needed to sustain critical programs year round, including rent, utility, food, and shelter assistance.”

The Angel Tree Program provides gifts to 14,000 children in the National Capital region and about 6,000 children in the District of Columbia.

On-going Volunteer Opportunities in D.C.

Area Command Main Office:

  1. Development Department Assistant
  2. IT Intern
  3. Major Gifts Assistant

Please click here to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities at the National Capital Area Command.

Turning Point:

  1. Childcare Assistant
  2. Custodial Assistant
  3. Job Readiness Instructor
  4. Legal Adviser
  5. Outfit an apartment with new supplies.
  6. Paint an apartment so a new family can move in.
  7. Provide pro-bono healthcare services to families.

Please click here to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities at Turning Point.

Grate Patrol:

  1. Help cook and serve dinner to the homeless by volunteering with our mobile meal program
  2. Host a donation drive (clothing, shoes or toiletries) that will benefit our Grate Patrol friends

Please view our Grate Patrol One-Pager, to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities with the Grate Patrol program.

Harbor Light Center:

  1. Clinical Assistant Intern
  2. Community Gardener
  3. Computer Lab Assistant
  4. Fitness Instructor
  5. Health Instructor
  6. Interior Painting Group
  7. Job Readiness Instructor
  8. Life Coach
  9. “Share-Your-Hobby” Instructor
  10. Tutor

Please click here to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities at Harbor Light Center.

Sherman Avenue Corps:

  1. Food Giveaway Assistant
  2. Meal Program Assistant
  3. Music Instructor

Please click here to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities at Sherman Avenue Corps.

Solomon G. Brown (SGB) Corps:

  1. Childcare Assistant
  2. Homeless Outreach Assistant
  3. IT Instructor
  4. Kitchen Assistant
  5. Nursing Home Visitor
  6. Performing Arts Instructor
  7. Tutor
  8. Youth Program Leader or Assistant

Please click here to learn more about the above volunteer opportunities at the Solomon G. Brown Corps.

Contact Information:

Angela Soriano
Volunteer and Donation Drive Manager
angela.soriano@uss.salvationarmy.org
Office: 202-756-3906