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    Join us from wherever you are on Saturday, November 14, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for our Annual Gala: Together in Spirit, Onward in Action!For the safety of our community, the event will be held online this year. Highlights Include:Emcee, Washington Post Columnist, Colby KingSilent & Live AuctionAnnual Awards Presentation This year’s gala will be free of charge and open to all! Click Here to …
  • Engaging Partners in the Pandemic: Empowering our Neighbors in Need!
    Our highly successful campaign to engage our partner churches and schools during the pandemic, through the Empower our Neighbors in Need (ENN) campaign, came to a close on Sept. 30.  For a campaign that ran half as long as usual (July–Sept. v. April–Sept.), it was highly successful, with15 partners engaged in the campaign: 14 had ENN Covid-19 drives; and 11 …
  • Pivoting in the Pandemic: Six Months and Beyond!
    by Rev. David Wolf, ED You may know that, in several languages, the word for “crisis” is the same word for “opportunity”.  I find this to be a helpful reminder in this pandemic period because, for all the challenges we are facing – in both Samaritan Ministry and the world at large – I continue to see this as a …
  • Save The Date: Virtual Gala
    Jeff Hale and Michele Lewis-Muzzatti Save The Date NOW! Make plans now to join us on Saturday, November 14 at 7pm for our VIRTUAL GALA – Together in Spirit, Onward in Action! Like many organizations, the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced us to alter our plans for the Gala this year, but we still have an exciting program planned, featuring all …
  • Reflections and Hope from the Southeast Office
    by Naima Harrison                       America is known as the “land of the free and the home of the brave”, but this is not always the case for many of our Participants and Visitors at Samaritan Ministry. Now, almost more than ever, it seems that division – over COVID-19, over the …
  • Interning in the Time of COVID
    by Abigail Chamblee I began my internship with Samaritan Ministry in the middle of August, and in the middle of a global pandemic. I didn’t come in with many expectations as Covid was very much present at the time of my interview, and although I hoped it would be gone by now, I knew that it could still be causing …
  • Hot Tips from Samaritan Ministry: The 2020 Census!
    An accurate account for all households is necessary for fairly distributing federal funding for programs like transportation, employment, healthcare, housing and representation in Congress. 2020 Census shortened · The US Census Bureau recently announced that the deadline for completing the 2020 Census was changed to September 30, one month earlier than expected. · As of August 6, D.C.’s self-response rate …
  • Volunteer Updates
    Sy Jones Earlier this month there was a Volunteer meeting with Chris Martin (Operations), Jeff Hale (Development), Jennifer Seager (Program) and I to give the Volunteers the opportunity to express their concerns and understand their requirements for physically returning to the offices during COVID. Ninety nine percent of the Volunteers attended the meeting. Many Volunteers have indicated that their level …
  • Samaritan Sunday at St. Thomas’
    We pray for our brothers and sisters whose lives were already in turmoil before COVID-19 and now are seeking the services of Samaritan Ministry to help sustain them during this most challenging time. Holy spirit, be with them. (taken from the Prayers of the People on July 12, 2020) Rev. David Wolf and Antoinette Green, one of the star graduates …
  • Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Gene Zartman
    Please join me in pausing to remember a true Samaritan Ministry Saint – Eugene Rufus Zartman, or “Gene” as we all knew him here in the NW office where he served as Front Office Coordinator or “FOC” for the past 5 years.  Gene was here in the NW office as recently as early March, but became ill later in the …
  • A Story of Bridging a Racial Divide
    by Bishop Eugene Sutton July 25, 2020 It was summer of 1971, as I recall.  Four high school guys from Coolidge High School in Washington, DC – including my good friend, the founding director of the Bishop Walker School for Boys, and I – had formed a rock/soul band. We weren’t very good, but what we lacked in talent was more …
  • A View From The Street
    One of the many major changes that has marked 2020 is the newly revived conversation about the treatment of black people in America. Many were shocked and saddened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and Ahmaud Arbury. However, these are only the recent victims. Black people and allies have been fighting for years to bring justice …
  • Nancy Nesbitt
    Nancy Nesbitt graduated from the April-May virtual STRIVE training.  She describes herself as timid and cautious, but she stepped up to take the virtual STRIVE training and landed a job already . . . at a restaurant!  After losing her confidence and a job, Nancy says she finally got up the courage to enroll in the training for the first …
  • Antoinette Green
    Antoinette Green, a native Washingtonian, discovered Samaritan Ministry in 2018 through the Skyland Workforce Center, where she enrlled in our STRIVE job readiness training course. After a challenging and unstable childhood, at age 19 Antoinette became pregnant with her son, Andrew, who is now 3 years old. She graduated from high school two months before Andrew’s birth, but the challenges …
  • SMGW Staff Transitions: Summer 2020
    Earlier this summer we welcomed Ruby Wilson, our part-time 2020 Communications Intern!  Back in May, Ruby completed her first year at Howard University where she is working on a B.B.A. in Marketing and is a participant of the Executive Leadership Honors Program. A 2019 graduate of Wheaton High School (MD) where she was part of the Biomedical Magnet Program, Ruby lives in …
  • Faye Busingye: “Learning Together”
    In mid-2017, Faye Busingye had a few goals in mind: learning how to improve her computer skills and finding better housing for herself. At Samaritan Ministry’s Silver Spring office, located at Church of Our Saviour, she found the people, support and resources she needed. A full-time Certified Nursing Assistant, Faye only had the chance to visit the Silver Spring office …
  • 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 …
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