Volunteer Spotlight: Marsha Obusek

Marsha Obusek has been a Front Office Coordinator (FOC) at the Northwest office since 2017. She warmly welcomes participants, visitors and staff and has always been willing to go above and beyond. You can usually find her at the front office desk on Tuesdays, however, she can be seen on other days when she has answered the call to come …

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Konefal

We are pleased to introduce you to Northwest Volunteer Michael Konefal from our partner church St. John’s Norwood, Chevy Chase, MD. Michael started volunteering in early December and has made an extraordinary contribution to SMGW. By applying his formidable organizing skills to our basement storage area, he’s tackled the perennial challenge of sorting and organizing our clothing closets, food pantries and toiletry …

Volunteer Spotlight: Margaret Hilton

Margaret Hilton has been a Resume Assistant at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest DC Office since August of 2017. She came to Samaritan after retiring from nineteen years at the National Academy of Sciences, where she was one of the earlier women to lead a team. She is a parishioner at St John’s Chevy Chase in Maryland. She heard about SMGW from …

Volunteering During the Coronavirus Crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, SMGW offices have had to adapt to continue to serve participants while maintaining physical distance. We have set up abbreviated hours on our porches, where they receive food, toiletries, mail and schedule phone appointments for assistance with services such as filling out job applications, the Census 2020 form, and arranging Burial Assistance. Although the pick-up times …