About us

The Salvation Army serves families and people in crisis living throughout the National Capital Area of DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Whether it is a hot meal, help paying a bill, or a more long-term obstacle, our team is ready to serve anyone in need. We serve all without discrimination. To learn more about us, click on the links below.

If you’re looking for support, or want to learn about how The Salvation Army is changing lives in your community, explore our Ways We Help section. Visit our Newsroom for the latest updates, annual reports, and impact stories. Want to join our mission and give back to those in need? Click on our Ways to Give and Volunteer pages to get involved and make a difference.

To find information about local services offered in your neighborhood, use the location links at the bottom of each page.

Our Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.