The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps

The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps is located in northwest Washington, D.C., in the heart of the nation's capital. We serve children and adults through a wide range of services, and provide help and hope to those in the most need.

Operating as usual

12/21/2021

Today is the first day of winter. ❄️ Unfortunately, winter weather means more dangerous conditions for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. That's why we offer a wide variety of housing programs and services to shield them from the cold.

Learn more about our housing and homeless services: https://bit.ly/3DbF0hm

#SalvationArmy #DoingTheMostGood #SalvationArmyPotomac

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12/18/2021

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Emergency response continues in areas ravaged by tornadoes in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. The Salvation Army has 11 Active Mobile Feeding Units deployed. Here's a snapshot of our service (as of 12/16):

12945 Meals given
10448 Drinks served
13191 Snacks provided

In addition, 34 Disaster Workers have given 1804 hours of service and The Salvation Army has provided Emotional and Spiritual Care to 1050 people.

The Salvation Army Continues Service in Western Kentucky
12/16/2021
The Salvation Army Continues Service in Western Kentucky

The Salvation Army Continues Service in Western Kentucky

The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services: Mayfield, KY (December 15, 2021)--Trained personnel from across the Southern Territory of The Salvation Army are

12/16/2021

Time is running out! 🎄 Christmas is right around the corner, and many children, seniors and other vulnerable individuals don’t have the food, shelter or other necessities they urgently need. Your gift today will ensure #HopeMarchesOn.

Donate: https://bit.ly/3F2euXX

12/14/2021

We need your help to make Christmas bright for those experiencing hunger and food insecurity! Your monthly gift as a member of the Daily Bread Providers Club will go directly to funding life-changing programs and services. 🍽️🎄🍞

Join the club today: https://bit.ly/3bUcmVF

#SalvationArmy #DoingTheMostGood #SalvationArmyPotomac

On December 11th, we held our annual Community Christmas Party at the Corps. Children and families enjoyed a visit from ...
12/13/2021

On December 11th, we held our annual Community Christmas Party at the Corps. Children and families enjoyed a visit from Santa and Slapshot (of the Washington Capitals.) Kid could pick out a toy from Toyland. There was fun for the entire family. Here are pictures for you to check out.

Timeline Photos
12/13/2021

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The states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, as well as Guam, make up The Salvation Army’s 🇺🇸 USA West Territory. Start the week with us, thinking about this part of the world!

Our movement’s work here is varied. ‘The Way Out’ is a key programme, looking to step up our impact on homelessness and rough sleeping – doubling our impact by 2024. Though impacted by the pandemic – which has also seen a large response from The Salvation Army – our work in this area continues. Elsewhere, rehabilitation programmes, anti-human trafficking work, child day care centres, emergency shelters and work with senior citizens are all manifestations of our Christian faith.

Join us in praying for these states of the USA. The Salvation Army there has requested particular prayer for the impact of their work; for the health of all connected to our movement, particular in these days of pandemic; and for the presence and guidance of God in all programmes and activities.

12/13/2021

The Salvation Army is already on the scene as a series of devastating tornadoes moved across the southeast late last night. We need your support as we prepare to provide meals, beverages, and emotional care to the first responders and survivors of this deadly storm.
To make a donation, visit helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY today.

12/13/2021

📢 We are excited to share that we are hosting "Breathe - virtual YogaFaith Retreat" January 14-15, 2022.
Set aside some time for yourself and be guided through listening prayer, postures of prayer, and Christian yoga practices. The goal of this time is to bring us into a place of stillness to connect with the Lord, to release some of what we need to leave behind, and to look forward to what the Lord has in store for 2022. We hope to see you!
🧘🏻‍♀️Register here- https://forms.gle/eTd3ooSdBbAcMcqy7
📖Information here- https://arts.saconnects.org/yogafaith/

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12/13/2021

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#DYK child star Shirley Temple used her celebrity status to help The Salvation Army's cause in the 1930s? ❤️ #TriviaTuesday

📸 via The Salvation Army National Archives | #HopeMarchesOn

Photos from The Salvation Army Texas's post
12/13/2021

Photos from The Salvation Army Texas's post

Our walk-through Community Christmas party was a great success!! We are blessed to have all the support to make this h...
12/12/2021

Our walk-through Community Christmas party was a great success!! We are blessed to have all the support to make this happen! 🎺❤️🎄🎄🎅

12/10/2021

Thank you to all who supported our Angel Tree program this year! Because of you, underserved children will experience a merry and bright Christmas. ❤️🎁

#SalvationArmy #DoingTheMostGood #GiveHope #charity #nonprofit #MakeADifference #FightForGood #SalvationArmyUS #TheSalvationArmy

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12/10/2021

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Now thru Dec. 19, The Salvation Army is teaming up with Shef to help those in need. Shef will match donations (up to $75,000) when you make a donation of $25 or more on our special donation page. DONATE now and help to feed our food insecure neighbors. Learn more www.salvationarmynca.org/shef-matching-gift.

12/10/2021

Indelible was the mark made on American culture in December 1891 when two inventors of a different kind came up with similar but revolutionary ideas: Joseph McFee, of San Francisco, Calif., and James Naismith of Montreal, Canada.

Naismith taught 18 men to play a game which required that they drop a ball into an elevated peach basket. At the time, they were students at the School for Christian Workers (later the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College) in Springfield, Mass., and needed something to do for recreation. They quickly learned to enjoy the activity, as it attracted crowds who cheered whenever a player scored a goal.

Dr. Naismith, who introduced his invention—the game of basketball—never imagined it would grow into a sport that today is played by more than 300 million people worldwide.

Keep the pot boiling
Meanwhile, Joseph McFee, a Salvation Army pastor, was distraught because so many poor individuals in San Francisco went hungry. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for 1,000 of the city's poorest individuals. However, finding funding for the project was an intimidating challenge for the former English sailor.

As he thought about the problem, his mind drifted back to his sailor days in Liverpool, England. He remembered how at Stage Landing, where the boats came in, there was a large, iron kettle called "Simpson's Pot" into which passers–by tossed a coin or two to help the poor.

The next day, Captain McFee got a crab pot from a local wharf and placed it at the junction of Oakland Ferry Landing and Market Street. To elevate the pot, He hung it from a tripod. He also placed a sign above it that read, "Keep the Pot Boiling."

McFee adorned it with a colorful plant to attract onlookers. He and other officers wore their blue uniforms. Women wore a bonnet and a cape; men wore epaulets on their shoulders and a cap. They took turns ringing the bell.

Just as Naismith taught his students to drop a ball into a basket, McFee also taught passers–by to drop financial donations into a kettle. In doing so, both ballplayers and donors captured the exhilarating feeling that comes when one finds purpose and meaning in reaching a goal—be it points scored in a basketball game or funds raised to help the poor.

Six years later, Salvation Army kettles had spread from the west coast to the east coast’s Boston area. That year, the combined effort nationwide resulted in 150,000 Christmas dinners being served for needy individuals and families.

Today in the United States, The Salvation Army assists more than 4.5 million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Kettles are now used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile, and many European countries. Contributions to the kettles enable The Salvation Army to continue its year–round effort to help people who would otherwise go hungry.

Read the full article here - https://issuu.com/saconnects/docs/sac07_04/s/13597798

#SAconnects #SAconnects

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12/10/2021

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A Lassie and Christmas Kettle, 1950s. 🎄 #TBT #HopeMarchesOn

📸 via The Salvation Army National Archives

Come and join us for our walk through community holiday celebrations! Come & enjoy Hot chocolate, toys, raffles and reso...
12/09/2021

Come and join us for our walk through community holiday celebrations!
Come & enjoy Hot chocolate, toys, raffles and resources, pictures Santa!!! Everyone are welcome

Come and join us for our walk through community holiday celebrations!
Come & enjoy Hot chocolate, toys, raffles and resources, pictures Santa!!! Everyone are welcome

12/08/2021

We need your help to make Christmas bright for those experiencing hunger and homelessness! Your monthly gift as a member of the Bed & Bread Club will go directly to funding life-changing programs and services. 🏠🎄🍞

https://bit.ly/3D3ONWt

#SalvationArmy #DoingTheMostGood #GiveHope #charity #nonprofit #MakeADifference #FightForGood #SalvationArmyUS #TheSalvationArmy

Photos from The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command's post
12/06/2021

Photos from The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command's post

12/06/2021

NCAC Music and Arts
Pie & Praise Concert
December 5, 2021
Great Rally & all the kids did great job!!! Thanks to all the leaders❤️

12/06/2021

NCAC Music and Arts
Pie & Praise Concert
December 5, 2021
Great Rally & all the kids did great job!!! Thanks to all the leaders❤️

NCAC Music and Arts Pie & Praise ConcertDecember 5, 2021Great Rally & all the kids did great job!!! Thanks to all the le...
12/06/2021

NCAC Music and Arts
Pie & Praise Concert
December 5, 2021
Great Rally & all the kids did great job!!! Thanks to all the leaders.
Sherman Ave Corps family had good time.

12/06/2021

Volunteer opportunities are filling up fast — don't miss your chance to do the most good with us this holiday season! Ring bells at the Red Kettles, donate to our Angel Tree or start fundraising through a virtual kettle. No matter how you choose to volunteer, you'll be making a difference! (Please note that volunteer opportunities vary depending on where you live, but all our locations need volunteers throughout the year!)

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3qqZGyi

#DoingTheMostGood #SalvationArmyPotomac #SalvationArmy

Timeline Photos
12/05/2021

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When you and your co-workers Register to Ring this holiday season, you help The Salvation Army provide food, shelter, and stability to families and individuals in need. Consider signing up for one of our many volunteer opportunities. Your selfless act of service makes a difference in the lives of so many people.

Go to http://www.registertoring.com

When you and your co-workers Register to Ring this holiday season, you help The Salvation Army provide food, shelter, an...
12/05/2021

When you and your co-workers Register to Ring this holiday season, you help The Salvation Army provide food, shelter, and stability to families and individuals in need. Consider signing up for one of our many volunteer opportunities. Your selfless act of service makes a difference in the lives of so many people.

Go to http://www.registertoring.com

When you and your co-workers Register to Ring this holiday season, you help The Salvation Army provide food, shelter, and stability to families and individuals in need. Consider signing up for one of our many volunteer opportunities. Your selfless act of service makes a difference in the lives of so many people.

Go to http://www.registertoring.com

12/04/2021

I'll Fight Day is a way for you to share the Gospel through practical acts of kindness: like giving out free hot chocolate, returning shopping carts or cleaning up at a mall food court. These acts are done "in Jesus name" for the purpose of sharing God's love in a way that leads others to ask "Why are you doing this?" How are you planning to serve and fight not just today?

Coat Drive 95
12/04/2021
Coat Drive 95

Coat Drive 95

Join WPGC for our annual Coat Drive benefitting The Salvation Army, Saturday December 4th, 10am to 7pm to Rhode Island Row in Northeast. Help us give back to the community by donating your gently worn coats. Look for us in front of Carolina Kitchen.

12/04/2021
12/04/2021

The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps participated in the Cathedral Commons annual Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting. Our Salvation Army Band and Youth Choir performed for a big crowd.

12/04/2021

The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps participated in the Cathedral Commons annual Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting. Our Salvation Army Band and Youth Choir performed for a big crowd.

Photos from The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command's post
12/04/2021

Photos from The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command's post

Address

3335 Sherman Avenue NW
Washington D.C., DC
20010

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 332-5000

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Doing the most good in the heart of DC

The Salvation Army Sherman Avenue Corps is meeting the needs in one of the busiest areas across the region. Providing assistance to families living in DC wards 1-6, the Sherman Avenue Corps hosts a lunchtime meal program three days a week. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, a steady stream of struggling neighbors has turned to the Sherman Avenue Corps for grocery help. They also offer Sunday church services providing much-needed spiritual food to anyone who comes through the Corp’s doors.

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Today is the first day of winter. ❄️ Unfortunately, winter weather means more dangerous conditions for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. That's why we offer a wide variety of housing programs and services to shield them from the cold. Learn more about our housing and homeless services: https://bit.ly/3DbF0hm #SalvationArmy #DoingTheMostGood #SalvationArmyPotomac
Time is running out! 🎄 Christmas is right around the corner, and many children, seniors and other vulnerable individuals don’t have the food, shelter or other necessities they urgently need. Your gift today will ensure #HopeMarchesOn. Donate: https://bit.ly/3F2euXX
We need your help to make Christmas bright for those experiencing hunger and food insecurity! Your monthly gift as a member of the Daily Bread Providers Club will go directly to funding life-changing programs and services. 🍽️🎄🍞 Join the club today: https://bit.ly/3bUcmVF #SalvationArmy #DoingTheMostGood #SalvationArmyPotomac
On December 11th, we held our annual Community Christmas Party at the Corps. Children and families enjoyed a visit from Santa and Slapshot (of the Washington Capitals.) Kid could pick out a toy from Toyland. There was fun for the entire family. Here are pictures for you to check out.
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