This week is National Salvation Army Week! To celebrate, we have put together events and activities to say thanks to our partners, veterans, and the community. Check it out below:
Monday, May 15
Thank you in Fairfax 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
West Springfield District Station
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152
Wednesday, May 17
Thank you in DC 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
First District Station
101 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Friday, May 19
Thank You in Arlington 8:00 am – 11:00 am
1425 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
Alexandria Thank You Event 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria Fire Department
1210 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Salvation Army Week volunteer opportunities are available. Register to volunteer by clicking here.
Friday, May 19 Dine for Dollars: 15% of all purchases (with flyer) - open to the public
Bertucci’s Washington, DC 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Must present Bertucci's flyer on May 19. Click HERE to download and/or print.
Dine for Dollars: 15% of all purchases (with flyer) - open to the public
Bertucci’s Springfield, VA 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
6525 Frontier Dr.
Springfield, VA 22150
Must present Bertucci's flyer on May 19. Click HERE to download and print.
The Capitol Steps (comedy/satire show benefiting The Salvation Army Alexandria)
First Baptist Church of Alexandria
2932 King Street
COST: $50 - Tickets available by calling 703-836-2427
Sunday, May 21 - 3:00 pm NCAC Band Concert
701 E Basin Dr SW
Washington, DC 20242
COST: Free and open to the public
History of National Salvation Army Week
During 1880 to 1954, The Salvation Army in the United States grew into a significant force for good in the lives of many Americans. The Army transformed from small numbers of uniformed men and women working to help the hungry poor into a larger organization offering broader services to assist those in need in any way possible.
The change did not go unnoticed. That year, the 83rd United States Congress recognized The Salvation Army, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower made proclaimed November 28 thru December 4, 1954 the first ever National Salvation Army Week.
Since that time, the dates have changed, but The Salvation Army remains committed to providing for the poor through education, compassion and hope, and to continuing Doing the Most Good for people in need without discrimination.
President Eisenhower with a Salvation Army Donut Girl. c1940
Each Salvation Army event provides sponsorship opportunities for companies and civic organizations. For more information on opportunities and benefits, contact us.