“During this pandemic The Salvation Army is not only open but is on the front lines meeting the needs of those who need it most. The Salvation Army continues to feed our hungry and homeless neighbors, provide food baskets to local seniors, provide emergency assistance funds,and safely operate two District residential facilities.”

– Major Mark A. Woodcock, National Capital Area Commander

The Salvation Army remains open to help local families and individuals living through the Coronavirus national crisis. There are several ways we can work together to help our neighbors in need.

How we are helping with your support

  • Providing financial assistance for food, rent, or utilities. Applications are available by clicking GET HELP.
  • Feeding our homeless neighbors with Grate Patrol, a mobile feeding van which operates 365 nights of the year. Serving the same route in DC., we have seen a 10-15% increase in need over the past eight days and expect the increase to continue.
  • Continuing to operate Turning Point Center for Women and Children, a supported, independent living program in northwest Washington, DC.
  • Continuing to operate Harbor Light Center, a 24-hour residential and outpatient addiction treatment facility in northeast Washington, DC. The Salvation Army collaborates with the DC Court Services and Offender Supervisory Agency (CSOSA); the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the clients being referred to Harbor Light.
  • Providing much-needed shelter to 84 men seeking to rebuild their lives at the Adult Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Providing prepackaged food boxes throughout the DMV.
  • Delivering food boxes to seniors.
  • Sunday worship services are now available online at most Salvation Army Corps.
  • Senior and youth character-building activities are also meeting virtually.

What You Can Do

Make a monetary donation

DONATE NOW online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Your generous donation is still the best way to make an impact in our community at this unprecedented time.

Make an in-kind donation

CREATE A RED SHIELD BOX.  Please consider creating a Care Box from the safety of your own home. We are accepting these donations every Monday from 1-4PM at 8 no-contact drop off locations across the DC region. Here are a few of the most critically needed items:

Non-perishable foods

Gift Cards to local grocery store

Socks, hats, gloves, toiletries

Diapers, baby wipes

Sanitizing Supplies