For Immediate Release

November 19, 2018

For More Information Contact:

Janeen Johnally

954-729-6384

Janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org

FORMER BALTIMORE RAVENS JAMEEL MCCLAIN TEAMS UP WITH THE SALVATION ARMY TO FEED 1,000 PEOPLE IN BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE, MD —For the ninth consecutive year, The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is teaming up with former Baltimore Raven’s linebacker Jameel McClain’s 53 Families Foundation to provide a Thanksgiving-style dinner for more than 200 struggling families in Baltimore. Baltimore Ravens players (both former and current) will interact with the families on a personal level, as well as serve the families a warm Thanksgiving meal. Each family will also take home a gift box of Thanksgiving fixings to prepare on Thanksgiving Day. The event starts at 5:15 PM and media personnel can arrive as early as 5:30 PM for set-up.

What: Jameel McClain 53 Families Foundation Thanksgiving Dinner

Who: Former Baltimore Ravens player Jameel McClain and his wife will host the event. Baltimore Ravens players will also be present to sign autographs, serve food, and interact with the families.

When: November 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

Where: 219 29th Division St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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

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About the 53 Families Foundation

First organized in 2010, our core initiatives provide necessary resources for youth to be successful.  Founder Jameel McClain often reflects back to periods in his youth where he did not have basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing.  53 Families Foundation assists youth in these basic needs to help promote self-esteem to produce positive life results.   Since the foundation’s inception, thousands of individuals have received resources including clothing, meals and financial support.  The motto “Adversity Won’t Stop Me” is a direct reflection on the foundation, Jameel and the entire 53 Families family.

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.

 

 

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Janeen Johnally

954-729-6384

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Salvation Army Red Kettle Stolen from Grocery Store in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, MD (November 13, 2018) — A Salvation Army Red Kettle was stolen from a supermarket on 33rd Street in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon and the charity is seeking the community’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible.

The Red Kettle Campaign helps raise financial support for The Salvation Army’s critical local programs and services year-round, including meals for the hungry, holiday gifts, feeding programs, social services, and educational programs.

“We are not immune to acts of desperation, even with everything we offer our community,” said Captain Ryan Vincent, Salvation Army officer. “This is our season to raise as much funding as possible to help those in desperate situations and this theft will definitely affect the capacity in which we can respond. We appreciate Giant Food of Waverly and the Baltimore police department for all of their help in responding to this incident.”

If you know anything about this theft, please call the Baltimore Police Department.

 

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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.

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Janeen Johnally
954-729-6384
Janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org

SALVATION ARMY TO THROW NATIONAL DONUT DAY PARTY FOR BALTIMORE VETERANS

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.

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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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Janeen Johnally
954-729-6384

Janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org
 

BRASS HAT CAFE TURNS UP THE HEAT FOR CELEBRATORY
COMMUNITY COOKOUT

WESTMINSTER, MD (April 5, 2018) — The Carroll County community will receive a tasty treat this spring at Brass Hat Café’s upcoming Community Spring Fling Cookout.

Since opening its doors in April 2017, The Salvation Army’s complimentary bistro, Brass Hat Café, has provided more than 11,000 free, hot meals to over 2,000 households in Westminster.

To celebrate their opening year, Brass Hat Café, located at 300 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 21157, will host their Community Spring Fling Cookout on Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30pm. Guests will enjoy a free, outdoor BBQ, along with refreshments, prizes, and games for kids.

“We wanted to do something different and exciting to celebrate Brass Hat Café’s one-year anniversary. The cookout is an opportunity for our customers and supporters to celebrate us, as well as a fun way to introduce our program to new people.” – Nina Christian, Unit Director.

With limited options to evening meal centers in Westminster, Brass Hat Café was designed to bridge that gap for people in need, no questions asked.

Brass Hat Café is open every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.  To learn more about Brass Hat Café, please call 410-876-9358 or visit www.salvationarmycm.org.

 

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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.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Janeen Johnally

Communications Director

954-729-6384

janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

BALTIMORE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT GRAND OPENING OF SALVATION ARMY’S FIRST GROCERY STORE
BALTIMORE, MD (March 1, 2018) —To commemorate the historical opening of The Salvation Army’s first grocery store, more than 100 local and national stakeholders, including Mayor Catherine Pugh, Salvation Army USA Southern Territory Leader Commissioner Howell, BGE, and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will be attending the grand opening of DMG Foods grocery store on March 7, 2018 at 11am in Baltimore, Maryland.

Located in a healthy food priority area, DMG Foods will provide fresh and affordable produce to 1,200 families annually and open at least 15 jobs within the community. It is believed to be the first grocery store in the nation to combine social service with a traditional grocery shopping experience, and will provide nutritional guidance, shopping education, and meal planning, and workforce development.

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland worked with the Baltimore Development Corp, The Baltimore Food Initiative, and The Maryland Food Bank to design the concept and program.

This program is committed to offering exceptional values to the public through their weekly ads and their loyalty program. In addition to in-house savings, customers that self-identify as government assistance recipients, via online or kiosk registration, qualify for complimentary food items, once a month.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, DMG Foods, which is located at 400 E 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21218, will be open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 7am – 7pm.

Media personnel is welcome to schedule a tour of the facility prior to the grand opening. If you would like an on-camera interview with Salvation Army personnel, please contact Janeen Johnally at janeen.johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org, so that we can ensure proper personnel can be made available during your timeframe.

For more information about DMG Foods, please visit www.dmgfoods.org.

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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.