Needs & Opportunities
April 2021
SMGW’s partner resource known as “Needs & Opportunities” is back! The purpose of this resource is for YOUR use in communicating needs and opportunities at SMGW within YOUR church or school community, thus facilitating engagement and response.  That said, it is only as effective as you make it!  It is DESIGNED for you to incorporate as much as you wish in YOUR church’s or school’s regular hard copy or e-communications.  Articles marked "Copy & Paste Ready!" are written so you may use them in your own newsletter or other materials and may have places marked _____ to insert your church/school name. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about the good work we are doing together. Articles should be used from today until May 30th
Empower our Neighbors in Need (ENN) Campaign – 2021
While increasing numbers of folks are getting vaccinated (more than 20% of the population in the District at the time of this writing!) the pandemic is far from over. It remains a harrowing time for our participants as they continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic, in addition to being disproportionately affected by our nation’s ongoing struggle with systemic racism and gun violence.  
So, as we begin to think of summer, we call on YOU – our Samaritan Partners – to join us in this year’s campaign to Empower our Neighbors in Need – ENN, which officially launches on Saturday, May 1!... Read More
Volunteer Needs (Copy & Paste ready)
Please share the following flyer with your church/school networks. The PDF is also available here
2021 ENN Wish List (Copy & Paste Ready)
Due to this year's unprecedented situation, we have some new requests meet our participants' unique needs. Check out our wish list Here
On Wednesday, May 19th, the United Way of the National Capital Area will be sponsoring its second “Do More 24” Campaign. Inspired last year by the need created during the COVID-19 pandemic, Do More 24 is a special one-day campaign to raise money for local charities. Last year, we raised over $10,000 to assist our participants in meeting their goals toward better housing, education and employment! 

Mark your calendars now and keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and the Samaritan Ministry website as we get closer to the date.  You can follow us on Facebook and Like/Share our posts, follow us on Twitter and Like/Re-Tweet our Tweets…or both! Help us spread the word and let’s go ‘viral’ in a good way!