Samaritan Ministry’s 2015 Gala and Auction

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington invites you to our 2015 Gala and Auction!

The Samaritan Ministry Gala celebrates our work of individual empowerment – one neighbor at a time and one step at a time. The homeless become homeowners. The unemployed become employers.

In that spirit, our theme, “A Step Along the Way” was inspired by a prayer that we often use, written in honor of Oscar Romero, a champion for the poor in El Salvadore:

We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities. We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

Come and join in the celebration!

Date:   Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time:   6:00 – 9:00 PM
Place:   National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203

Tickets are $100. learn more  

Sponsorships are available. Individual sponsorships are:
$1,000 (Patron – 8 tickets)
$800 (Sponsor – 6 tickets)
$500 (Supporter – 4 tickets) and
$250 (Friend – 2 tickets)

Corporate Sponsorships begin at $1,000 and demonstrate civic responsibility and community empowerment. For more information, contact Don McCrabb (

We are actively recruiting auction items. Please contact Liz Everhart ( for more information.

All proceeds support “the next steps” for Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. In 2014, Samaritan Ministry served 1,023 neighbors. In 2015, the city identified 11,623 homeless neighbors in the region. Over the next three years, Samaritan Ministry is committed to expanding its services to meet this need. Everyone deserves respect, a home and a living wage. You empower our neighbors to claim their God-given dignity, make a home, and find a decent job through your personal support. None of us can do everything. But we can do something and it is “a step along the way.”