The Salvation Army is continuing emergency service for the National Guard troops, who are protecting the Capitol complex, national mall, and the White House before tomorrow’s inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.  Last Saturday, Salvation Army Officers and volunteers from the National Capital Area Command began nightly food and beverage service, between 9 p.m. and midnight.

As of January 19, 2021, The Salvation Army served 1,594 troops with 956 cups of coffee and hot chocolate, 1,333 snacks, and offered 48 occurrences of emotional and spiritual support.

Each Salvation Army emergency disaster canteens can serve 1,500 meals daily during emergency events.

Currently, The Salvation Army FedEx Disaster canteen is located at D.C. Armory complex in northeast D.C. A second Emergency Disaster Service canteen had been located closer to the Capitol but is in the process of being repositioned to an area where the need is greater.

The Salvation Army is seeking the community’s support through donations to support this effort. Donations can be made at or Text INAUGURATION to 51555.

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted more than 34,000 individuals the last year by providing a diverse range of services.  Employees and volunteers provide compassionate care to everyone in need of help without discrimination. The Salvation Army provides nutrition and essential services to the homeless and emergency assistance to individuals and families, a transitional shelter for mothers and children, comprehensive addiction treatment for adults, emergency disaster relief, and youth enrichment. Learn more or donate today by visiting us at or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  Connect with us and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube using the keyword SalArmyNCA.