How we are helping

Here’s a snapshot of our service since early March:

  • 250,000 pounds of food distributed
  • More than 7,000 food bags and boxes were given away helping nearly 30,000 people

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 1-4 PM 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

The Salvation Army…in the news

After distributing over 30K lbs. of food last week, Salvation Army ready to give more – 1 May 2020

Va. diner teams up with Salvation Army to feed front line workers during COVID-19 – 23 April 2020
(ABC7) — A local diner is teaming up with the Salvation Army to feed front line hospital workers battling the coronavirus…

Food pantries face new challenges in COVID-19 crisis – 12 April 2020
, ‘Oh my gosh, you actually have that,’” Edney said. The Salvation Army in Prince William County is holding a no-contact food…

Continuing support to the community

  • 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 that 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’s closed or changed due to COVID-19

  • The Salvation Army is following all the CDC recommendations at all locations
  • All staff that are able to are working remotely
  • All In-person volunteer support is suspended
  • All Salvation Army Family Stores in Northern Virginia are closed.