Salvation Army Feeds National Guard Troops Protecting the Capitol Complex for Inauguration

January 16, 2021
Karen Yoho | karen.yoho@uss.salvationarmy.org | (202) 577-3143

Salvation Army Feeds National Guard Troops Protecting the Capitol Complex for Inauguration

Thousands of troops now in our Nation’s Capital to preserve peace and ensure safety leading up to and following the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021 are receiving support from The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command will provide food and comfort service for national guardsmen who are safeguarding the U.S. Capitol complex ahead of next Wednesday’s inauguration. The Salvation Army FedEx Emergency Disaster canteen, or mobile feeding unit, is positioned at the D.C. Armory complex in northeast D.C. A second disaster canteen is in place near U.S. Capitol Police headquarters.

Salvation Army officers and staff are preparing to provide service between 9 p.m. and midnight to the troops, including hot soup and beverages, fruit, snacks, and bottled water. The Salvation Army emergency disaster canteens can serve 1,500 meals daily during emergency events. This late evening food service is scheduled to take place through the inauguration events and, if needed, the next several weeks.

The Salvation Army is seeking the community support through donations which will help to replenish resources for our frontline forces. Donations can be made at give.virginiasalvationarmy.org/inauguration or Text INAUGURATION to 51555.

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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