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PRESS RELEASE: Salvation Army Baltimore Christmas Warehouse Burglarized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Janeen Johnally
954-729-6384
Janeen.Johnally@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

SALVATION ARMY BALTIMORE CHRISTMAS WAREHOUSE BURGLARIZED

BALTIMORE, MD (December 1, 2017) — The Salvation Army warehouse, located on 400 E 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21218, which provides thousands of families with toys and clothes for their Christmas assistance program every year, was burglarized around 10pm last night. This incident is the third time the facility has been raided since Thanksgiving.

The organization has now lost tens of thousands of dollars in construction tools, as well as Christmas toys and clothes for underprivileged children.

The warehouse also houses the organization’s upcoming 7,000 square foot non-profit grocery store, DMG Foods, which will be the first of its kind in Salvation Army history. The grocery store, which is designed to expand food availability for the community, was set to open its doors on January 15, 2018.

With both the grocery store grand opening and Christmas distribution rapidly approaching, the burglary of the warehouse is a devastating loss for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland. Salvation Army personnel is now heightening security for the facility in order to uphold their commitment to serving the community.

“The toys that were stolen were identified for the children of this community,” Major Gene A. Hogg, Salvation Army officer. “We are disheartened that something that is designed to help children and the community itself has been taken advantage of in such a hostile way.”

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.

Companies Support Thanksgiving Baskets for Families in Need

Through the support of local corporations and families, The Salvation Army of Central Maryland provides families with food baskets and gift cards every Thanksgiving.

On November 20, Structural Group held a corporate Thanksgiving food drive at their main office in Columbia, MD. The food drive benefited Salvation Army clients in Howard County.

Structural Group donated over 2,500 pounds of Thanksgiving food boxes to support local families in need. Each box contained a variety of non-perishables including canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and stuffing.

In addition to their contribution for the holidays, other donated non-holiday themed food items such as sugar, pasta, and peanut butter were used to stock The Salvation Army’s Howard County Service Center food pantry.

The onsite food pantry, which is located at all family service centers, is stocked with nonperishable food and toiletry items to provide walk in or scheduled clients with grocery assistance, throughout the year.

 

 For the past 5 years, The Salvation Army of Central Maryland has partnered with The Cheesecake Factory by the Baltimore Inner Harbor for Thanksgiving. This year, The Cheesecake Factory personnel prepared and cooked 30 turkeys to serve to Baltimore families in need.

 

To support a family in need for Thanksgiving, please contact Business Manager, Connie Wise.

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PRESS: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland to Deploy for Houston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Major Gene A. Hogg
Central Maryland Area Commander
410-790-6484
Gene.Hogg@uss.salvationarmy.org

 

THE SALVATION ARMY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND TO DEPLOY FOR HOUSTON
Salvation Army personnel prepare to provide disaster relief services for Hurricane Harvey survivors and rescue workers.

BALTIMORE, MD (August 29, 2017) — A team of Salvation Army personnel from central Maryland is preparing to station in Texas to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army has committed 59 mobile feeding units (canteens) for Texas, which are used for rapid and free-standing response in times of emergency. To date, The Salvation Army has provided over 6,000 meals to Hurricane Harvey survivors and rescue workers.

“The Salvation Army has activated all of its US and Canadian emergency disaster response assets. These units are able to provide food, shelter, and emotional and spiritual care to those impacted by this ongoing devastating weather event,” said Major C. Mark Brown, Director of Business Operations for The Salvation Army Texas Division.

In times of disaster, The Salvation Army traditionally serves and prepares meals from its mobile canteens, helps distribute cleaning supplies, and offers comfort to those impacted. Due to the size of the population impacted by Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Team anticipates for this to be the largest and longest emergency response in the history of The Salvation Army in America.

“We are implementing plans to be there for as long as it takes,” said Charles Nutt, Divisional Development Director of The Salvation Army of Central Maryland.

To support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, text STORM to 51555, or give online at www.helpsalvationarmy.org. Donations may also be sent by mail to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA 30301. Please designate “Hurricane Harvey” on all checks.

 

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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.