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  • March On for Voting Rights!
    By Louise McCormick As a rural New Yorker by upbringing, the culture shock of coming to Washington, DC initially blew me away. For such a small area, Washington DC is remarkably passionate about telling and building our nation’s history and progress, with good reason– they are the home of our nation’s president, home to our national monuments, and home to …
  • Christmas and Kwanzaa in July
    Last Friday, Jane Bishop, the Lead Caseworker in our Arlington location, hosted a Christmas / Kwanzaa in July event for current and potential participants. It was a huge success as Jane and her team provided food, toiletries and COVID supplies (i.e. masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) to more than 35 participants and potential participants.
  • NOVA Office of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington Opens: What Goes Around Comes Up Roses!
    What does it take to continue to serve vulnerable people during the treacherous time of the COVID Pandemic? Grit, determination, a sense of humor, flexibility, and science.  When it became clear in March 2020 that the Pandemic was real and dangerous, all SMGW (Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington) offices closed for in-person services and made plans to pivot to virtual …
  • The 2021 Empower our Neighbors in Need Campaign is here!
    May was the start of our annual Empower our Neighbors in Need (ENN) campaign, which  runs through the month of September and it is truly something we look forward to each year Why?  Because it is both an opportunity to share the impact of our mission with you – our partners – usually through the experience of our program participants – and to invite you to engage in its accomplishment with your time, talent and treasure.   You see, this campaign is all about engagement. Yes, …
  • Bringing the Food and the Fun!
    You may have noticed on our website and social media that we’ve been very fortunate this past year to be able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our participants thanks to a generous grant from the FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program.  It has been wonderful to be able to provide this additional level of service to our participants during the pandemic. As …
  • Transitions & Changes at Samaritan Ministry
    In January, we welcomed back Ruby Wilson (our 2020 Summer Communications Intern) as a paid member of the staff!  Ruby is taking a break from school until she can return in person. She had completed the first semester of her sophomore year at Howard University last fall where she is working on a B.B.A. in Marketing and is a participant of the Executive Leadership Honors Program. Ruby is a 2019 graduate of Wheaton High School …
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    2021 Virtual Next Step Breakfast On Saturday, March 20, Samaritan Ministry held it’s 2021 Next Step Breakfast. More than 500 people gathered virtually with PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Samaritan Next Step participant speaker Ben Morgan, volunteer witness Ivy Kilby, Commitment speaker Michele Lewis-Muzzatti,  and Executive Director David B. Wolf, who talked about who we are, what we do, and where we’re going.    Because of the pandemic, we were not able to gather in person (again!) this year, but our virtual format made it possible for more people …