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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

09/22/2022

Flying a small plane, wandering in the wilderness, or fending against a pack of hungry wolves, which happens in the movie “Legacy Peak,” are experiences most of us will only dream of doing. But this film, starring Christian actor Lucas Black, formerly of “NCIS; New Orleans” and streaming on Pure Flix today, will give viewers a Christ-centered model upon which to emulate the challenges of life that are just as daunting. It is a “must see.” Click here to read more: https://saconnects.org/2022/09/22/movie-legacy-peak-is-about-family/

09/22/2022

QUEEN ELIZABETH II signing the guestbook at the official opening of 'Hopetown', as General and Mrs. Brown and Commissioner Anna Hannevik look on. March, 1980.

The Salvation Army currently operates in 45 of the 56 member states of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Timeline photos
09/22/2022

Timeline photos

Now through Nov. 1, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to round up their transactions to the nearest whole dollar at checkout; 100% of the funds raised will be distributed evenly among local Salvation Army and United Way chapters to help individuals and families in need. Your Change will help foster lasting change in our community!

09/22/2022

A look back...On New York.

September 14th, 1934: General Evangeline Booth, newly elected world commander of the Salvation Army, photographed at City Hall where she was welcomed to the city by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia.

Photo: The Salvation Army Heritage Museum

09/21/2022

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Photos from The Salvation Army Potomac Division's post
09/20/2022

Photos from The Salvation Army Potomac Division's post

09/19/2022

As Pakistan faces some of its worst ever flooding, The Salvation Army is operating to provide relief without discrimination.

Affected families, with an average size of six people, are being supported with cooked food, hygiene articles and shelter arrangements. ‘We were not expecting this. For some, everything is gone,’ said George William, Partnerships and Programme Development Consultant. ‘It seems to be bigger than we know. In some places, people are unable to be reached.'

🌏 Read more: https://sar.my/pakistan-flooding

Friday Night Music 🎶 program
09/18/2022

Friday Night Music 🎶 program

09/15/2022

A look back...On General Evangelin Booth.

September 8, 1934: General Elect Evangeline Booth leaves Waterloo en route for America to say goodbye to her friends before returning to England to take over her duties in November. This photo depicts Miss booth receiving a bouquet from Evangeline Slader, a young admirer.

Photo: The Salvation Army Heritage Museum

It’s a difficult time, but we will fight
09/14/2022
It’s a difficult time, but we will fight

It’s a difficult time, but we will fight

On February 24, we were startled by explosions early in the morning. It was so dangerous that everyone stayed home. The war has begun.A lot of people had panic attacks. My whole body was shaking. It wouldn’t stop and I could barely breathe. I felt disgust.

Photos from Potomac Division Music and Arts's post
09/13/2022

Photos from Potomac Division Music and Arts's post

09/13/2022

He had a very long name, Herbert Henry Howard Booth. He was also the third son of William and Catherine Booth, founders of The Salvation Army. Born in 1862, he was an early pioneer of The Salvation Army in France and Australia.

Like all of the Booth children, he was educated at home, but pressured by his mother and father to attend school. He attended Allesly Park College and the Congregational Institute in Nottingham.

At the age of 20, he was sent to Paris to help his older sister, Kate, build up the Army in France. At 22, he was given command of the officer training school in London. The stress and appointment expectations broke his health, and he took a sabbatical trip to Australia.

While touring the country, he was walking in a gold mining area and tripped over a large stone that ended up being a significant gold nugget. He had the nugget fashioned into a ring for his “future bride.”

Herbert was given command of the British Isles in 1888. He was 26. After four years, Herbert was sent to Canada and continued to expand the Army’s work in that country. With his health breaking down, Herbert asked for a transfer to Australia. It’s commonly believed that he suffered from depression.

Herbert was a prolific songwriter, musician and music leader (he was both a bandmaster and songster leader), and several of his songs are still included in The Salvation Army Songbook.

While in command in Australia, he started the Hamodava Tea Company, which helped in funding the operations. Interestingly, Hamodava is still an active company, but now based in New Zealand.

Being halfway across the world and distanced from his father and brother (Bramwell Booth, the Chief of the Staff), Herbert believed that a visit from the General would do him good. He had married Dutch Salvationist Cornelie Schoch, and they both felt that the grand tour of Australia would help them reconnect with their leader and father. The tour did not go well. General Booth could be difficult and hard to please. By the time he departed Australia (on his way to America, where he would be just as difficult), Herbert and Cornelie were worn out and even further depressed.

Herbert had taken an interest in The Salvation Army’s Limelight Department and played a crucial role in developing “moving” pictures. He wrote and produced “Social Salvation,” which was a description of The Salvation Army’s work in Australia. He then wrote and directed “Soldiers of the Cross,” which was a 1900 illustrated lecture, combining photographic glass slides with short, dramatized film segments and orchestral or choir music to relate the stories of Christ and the early Christian martyrs.

By 1901, Herbert could not continue. He asked for and received another sabbatical and went to property along the Collie River that The Salvation Army owned. It was there that he decided to resign.

His brother, Ballington, had resigned in 1896, and in just a year, his sister, Kate, and her husband (whom he helped in France) would resign. He informed Bramwell and wanted to take Soldiers of the Cross with him. After a long and drawn out negotiation, Herbert transferred every original copyrighted song that he wrote to The Salvation Army as a form of payment.

Hebert and Cornelie sailed to America in 1902. He continued to speak and evangelize, often using “Soldiers of the Cross” as part of his program. Unfortunately, Salvation Army rules of the time barred him from speaking in any Army building.

Cornelie passed away in 1920, and Herbert felt her loss immensely. He remarried in 1923 to Anne Lane. After years of declining health, Herbert Henry Howard Booth was promoted to Glory in New York City in 1926. He was 64 years old.

✍️ by Major Jason Swain

➡️ https://www.thewarcry.org/articles/the-talented-mr-booth/

Photos from The War Cry's post
09/12/2022

Photos from The War Cry's post

09/12/2022
Forever Changed, Thankful & Trusting - War Cry
09/11/2022
Forever Changed, Thankful & Trusting - War Cry

Forever Changed, Thankful & Trusting - War Cry

May God bless all those who served and now have the privilege to lead others in ministry. Having been through these difficult days, we can trust in...

09/09/2022

Charioteers in 1893.

📸 via The Salvation Army National Archives

Photos from General Brian Peddle's post
09/08/2022

Photos from General Brian Peddle's post

Timeline photos
09/02/2022

Timeline photos

Jose Sanchez in Fort Worth, Texas, 1944.

📸 via The Salvation Army National Archives

09/01/2022

Salvationists in Kharkiv, Ukraine, continue to help those in need. 🇺🇦

‘Instead of losing faith in God's justice, the Salvationists of the Kharkiv Corps have the strength to endure the darkest times and they provide help,’ shared The Salvation Army in Ukraine. ‘They are special people who are filled with prayer and work for the sake of the church, for the sake of the people.’

We continue to pray for those receiving and providing much-needed support in our world.

Photos from General Brian Peddle's post
09/01/2022

Photos from General Brian Peddle's post

Photos from The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division's post
09/01/2022

Photos from The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division's post

Photos from The War Cry's post
08/30/2022

Photos from The War Cry's post

Photos from The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division's post
08/29/2022

Photos from The Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division's post

08/26/2022

“It’s really a testament of what we do every day in The Salvation Army, of meeting people at their area of need. It just so happens that in this case, their need involved relocating to a foreign country and us trying to make that transition as smooth as possible for them, given the circumstances.”

Read more about how the Salvation Army supports and serves refugees displaced by conflict here: https://saconnects.org/2022/08/15/leaving-our-home/

08/25/2022

🇺🇦 З Днем Українського Прапора! 🇺🇦

Сьогодні Український Прапор багато подорожує світом. Його бачать в багатьох країнах на всіх континентах, в багатьох парламентах світу, провідних театрах, в нього загортаються відомі спортсмени, актори, письменники. Бо сьогодні весь світ допомагає Україні та Українцям витримати труднощі та жахи війни, втрату рідних і домівок.

На початку цього місяця в Нідерландах в Армії Спасіння в Арнемі при відкритті табору відпочинку для українських дітей були підняті Прапори України, Нідерландів, Армії Спасіння.
Український Прапор – це символ мирної, хліборобської України завдяки великій праці Українського Народу, а також є символом єдності багатонаціонального Українського Народу, символом нескореності, сили та натхнення. Прапор наповнює серця гордістю та вірою в Перемогу і Божу Справедливість.
Божа любов допомагає та дає невичерпні, цілющі сили витримати, перемогти та жити далі: «Я все можу в Тім, Хто мене підкріпляє, - в Ісусі Христі» (До Филип’ян 4:13).

З Днем Українського Прапора!

📷 Leger des Heils

08/24/2022

“I am happy to be here and very thankful, but I’m most thankful that my husband is alive,” she said. “I am thankful for the reception we have received. I want to do the same for others once we are established because I went through it. I also hope we can help our families in some way.

We understand it will take time to settle down and we pray to our God to take care of our family that’s left there to keep them alive with our faith.”

Read more about how one family is creating a new home after being forced to leave their own here: https://saconnects.org/2022/08/15/leaving-our-home/

Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Timeline photos
08/23/2022

Timeline photos

the Booth family was famous for their many pets over the years? Evangeline Booth had dogs, birds and horses when she served as National Commander in the USA. She even had a pet monkey when she was a child in England.

One pet that became somewhat famous was a German shepherd named Maizy. After battling an illness, the Commander awoke one night in 1926 in pain and unable to move. However, she found that she could snap her fingers. Maizy, who was sleeping at the foot of the bed, responded, and as Evangeline lay terror stricken, she whispered, “Go get Major Mary Welsh.” Immediately, Maizy roused the household, and Major Welsh summoned the doctor. Evangeline praised her dog at a public meeting a month later.

The entire incident was reported in the New York Times on March 26, 1926. Many years later, Maizy did it again! On the eve of her leaving for London in 1934, General-elect Evangeline Booth felt very ill, and Maizy alerted Major Welsh again. This time, the 69-year-old Booth had a minor heart attack, but Major Welsh tried to hush Maizy, saying, “Shh, you’ll disturb the General!” Luckily, she thought she’d better check on Evangeline, and the medical staff was summoned. At a public meeting a few months later, Maizy was honored with a gold lifesaving medal by the American Humane Society and the ASPCA. This second incident was reported by the New York Times on November 23, 1934.

Though Evangeline had to soon leave for London and part with her trusted companion Maizy, she would always remember how Maizy saved her life, not once, but twice. 🐶

📸 via The Salvation Army National Archives
➡️ https://www.thewarcry.org/articles/evangelines-life-saving-dog/

Photos from The War Cry's post
08/22/2022

Photos from The War Cry's post

Photos from The Salvation Army in Ukraine's post
08/15/2022

Photos from The Salvation Army in Ukraine's post

TMI 2022 - Preview Concert
07/30/2022
TMI 2022 - Preview Concert

TMI 2022 - Preview Concert

Territorial Music Institute 2022Live from The Salvation Army Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center in Midlothian, Texas. All Streams start CDT – Central Dayli...

07/30/2022

A Mobile Canteen in Cincinnati, 1945.

📸 The Salvation Army National Archives

07/30/2022

Tomorrow (July 30th) is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day. This year’s theme focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking.

With the global expansion in the use of technology - intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift of our everyday life to online platforms -- the crime of human trafficking has conquered cyber space. The internet and digital platforms offer traffickers numerous tools to recruit, exploit, and control exploited persons; organize their transport and accommodation; advertise and reach out to potential purchasers; communicate among perpetrators; and hide criminal proceeds – and all that with greater speed, cost-effectiveness and anonymity. For more information go to https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/endht/index.html or contact the Social Ministries Department at your Territorial Headquarters for further information from the Territorial Anti-trafficking Rep.

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Photos from The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command's post
07/30/2022

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

Back to School bag packs give away!! God is good all the time…
07/27/2022

Back to School bag packs give away!! God is good all the time…

It is today!! Come & get your bags!!
07/27/2022

It is today!! Come & get your bags!!

Book bags and school supplies giveaway on July 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM. First come first serve, hope to see you here! Blessings!

If you have any questions please call 202-829-0100

Timeline photos
07/23/2022

Timeline photos

that the first Salvation Army International Youth Congress took place in 1950 with more than 1,200 delegates in attendance? Here, Miss Eva Burrows, of Australia, straightens the pugaree worn by William Massey, of Punjabi, North India.

✍️ via "Valiant and Strong: A Celebration of The Salvation Army's 150 Years"

Photos from Camp Happyland's post
07/23/2022

Photos from Camp Happyland's post

Photos from The Salvation Army in Ukraine's post
07/22/2022

Photos from The Salvation Army in Ukraine's post

Photos from Camp Happyland's post
07/21/2022

Photos from Camp Happyland's post

Book bags and school supplies giveaway on July 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM. First come first serve, hope to see you here! Bless...
07/21/2022

Book bags and school supplies giveaway on July 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM. First come first serve, hope to see you here! Blessings!

If you have any questions please call 202-829-0100

07/21/2022

Our summer day camp GYM !
Week 4 day 3

Our summer day camp had a great time at  Sherman Ave Corps DC..Week 4 day 2
07/21/2022

Our summer day camp had a great time at Sherman Ave Corps DC..
Week 4 day 2

Our summer day camp had a great time at the Botanico garden in DC❤️Week 4 day 1
07/20/2022

Our summer day camp had a great time at the Botanico garden in DC❤️
Week 4 day 1

Photos from Camp Happyland's post
07/19/2022

Photos from Camp Happyland'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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