Salvation Army to Throw National Donut Day Party for Baltimore Veterans

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Janeen Johnally


BALTIMORE, MD — Did you know Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” served donuts to soldiers during World War I? Today, we continue to celebrate their work by delivering donuts to those in need. For #NationalDonutDay this year, Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army will be hosting a “Do Good Donut Party” on Friday, June 1 for the veterans at Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinic.

What: National Donut Day

Who: Salvation Army officers, Captain Emily and Ryan Vincent, will host a donut party for veterans at Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinic.

When: June 1, 2018 at 9:00am

Where: 3901 The Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21218

For additional information, please contact Janeen Johnally at 954-729-6384.

About The Salvation Army of Central Maryland
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in Maryland in 1885, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 150 years. Nearly one hundred thousand Marylanders receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, clothing, and shelter to the homeless, and after-school programs for underprivileged children through its partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in Maryland.

Women’s Auxiliary Hosts Third Annual Garden Party

To help raise money for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland’s programs, our Women’s Auxiliary hosted their third annual Garden Party at the Country Club of Maryland on May 15. Doors opened at 11 a.m. and over 120 people attended the event. The reservation fee was $25 and the guests enjoyed a lunch and dessert, provided by the country club.

The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary is a volunteer group that hosts various fundraising events to send kids to camp, provide toiletries for Booth House, and aid other programs for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland. With over 100 active members, the Women’s Auxiliary also provides hundreds of service hours, making them a core part of our organization.

J and J Entertainers provided the music for the event, including renditions of classics such as Beyond the Sea and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

Attendees had a chance to shop a variety of beaded, statement, pendant jewelry. Lucky guests also received gifts from Sally’s Surprises, consisting of spring floral centerpieces, comforter set, beach accessories, paintings, and more!

“Being a part of the Women’s Auxiliary is the most rewarding and fulfilling thing to do. You get to help people and know that your time, efforts, and money are going to a wonderful cause, helping the Salvation Army,” said Betsie Johnson, Women’s Auxiliary President and Advisory Board Member.

To become a member of the Women’s Auxiliary, see upcoming events, or to learn more information, click this link or contact Mavis Cutler.

Compassion in Action 2018

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland held their 14th annual Compassion in Action Gala on April 26 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Doors opened at 6:00 pm and over 250 people attended the event. ROUGE Catering provided a delicious catered dinner and dessert and guests enjoyed live music from our MD Praise Band.

The Compassion in Action Gala is an annual fundraiser that supports The Salvation Army of Central Maryland’s programs, which includes an anti-human trafficking home, thee boys & girls clubs, a 24-hour emergency family shelter, three corps community centers, and five family service centers.

This year’s theme, Planting Hope, Growing Communities, focused on the many ways in which The Salvation Army is expanding opportunities of service through new innovations. In conjunction with this theme, The Salvation Army showcased a video presentation at the event, highlighting The the organization’s latest initiative to combat food insecurity, DMG Foods grocery store.

ABC2News’ John Costello was the program host and Baltimore Orioles Executive Vice President Jon P. Angelos provided the keynote address.

Former Advisory Board Chairwoman Lois Rosenfield, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding commitment to supporting housing for the homeless throughout central Maryland. Lou Kousouris was also recognized as our newest Lifetime Advisory Board Member.

This year’s sponsorship opportunities included a Presenting Sponsor, followed by Lead, Gold, Silver, Pathway of Hope, and Friends of the Army sponsors.

Our top sponsor this year was our very own home team, the Baltimore Orioles. Lead sponsors included Connelly & Associates Fundraising, Harkins, True Sense Marketing, JMT, Evergreen Advisors, and Heritage Financial Consultants. Click here to see all of our 2018 sponsors that made this event possible.

All event sponsors are featured on signage throughout the event venue, as well on our website and event program. To learn more about this event or to become a sponsor at our next Compassion in Action Gala, please contact Resource Development Director, Amy Middleton.

Former Advisory Chairwoman, Lois Rosenfield, Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

At this year’s Compassion in Action Gala, The Salvation Army presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to former advisory board chairwoman, Lois Rosenfield, for her achievements to supporting housing for the homeless through central Maryland.

Lois Rosenfield was the Baltimore Region of the American Jewish Committee Baltimore Region for 40 years. In addition, she has a long history of community volunteerism.

Lois was instrumental in establishing a day care program and a “Parenting Center” at Towson State College (now University). She helped create “Groceries NCJW,” which provides weekly groceries to those who don’t qualify for other food assistance programs.

She is the former Chair of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University, and helped to establish a permanent collection of a variety of Maryland art forms for display throughout the University. While she was the Chairwoman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board, she ran an eight-million-dollar capital campaign to expand their homeless shelter, build a new Boys and Girls Club, and improve other existing facilities.

In addition to personal visits to CEO’s of every major bank, insurance companies and utilities, she was instrumental in obtaining government support for these projects.

Lois is a past president of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and National Council of Jewish Women, Baltimore Section. She chaired the Baltimore Jewish Leaders Assembly and served on the board of ACHARAI:The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute and was a Trustee of Baltimore Hebrew University.

Lois is listed among Maryland’s Top 100 Women and Baltimore’s Most Influential Women by local media. She had an audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican and attended the prayer service at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen when the Pope visited Baltimore in 1995.

She was married to the late Mark Rosenfield and is the proud mother of Jimmy and Laura Rosenfield, Stuart and Vicki Rosenfield, and grandmother of Emily, Will, and Danny.