Salvation Army Documentary Wins Two Capital Emmys

Aug 4, 2023 | by Brad Rowland

Salvation Army Documentary Wins Two Capital Emmys

By: Karen Yoho

"Hope is On the Way," a documentary that was produced by The Salvation Army of Central Maryland, was recognized June 24 with an Emmy by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The producers of the documentary, former Salvation Army Communications Manager Patrick O'Neal and Community Relations Director Sherryn Gaworecki, accepted the award for their role in bringing the story to life. O'Neal also won for Multimedia Journalist- No Production Time Limit (Category 69B) for "Doing the Most Good," a documentary on the FeedMore mobile canteen program. "Hope is on the Way" won for Religion-Long Form Content (over 10 minutes) category 50 B.

Created by The Salvation Army of Central Maryland, the documentary aired on Baltimore's WMAR in 2022 during Christmas and features a message of hope that extends well beyond the Christmas season. The video and interviews in this 30-minute documentary explore what The Salvation Army does 365 days a year and highlight their Pantry on the Go program, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs, their FeedMore mobile canteen, summer camp, and more. All of these programs impact people living in Baltimore, Carroll County, Howard County, Glen Burnie, Harford County, and Cecil County.

"Most people don't really know what The Salvation Army does. People see a red shield and know The Salvation Army does good work but isn't so sure what else we do. 'Hope is on the Way' answers that question locally and shows the lifelong impact The Salvation Army has on so many people living in Baltimore," says Major Roger Glick, Area Commander for the Central Maryland Area Command. "It's exciting to see that the message of The Salvation Army resonates with those in the media who recognized the quality of this documentary."

Gaworecki accepted the award outfitted in a striking ensemble styled with the help of a team of 10 women all above the age of 65 at The Salvation Army Family Store in Howard County, Maryland. The entire outfit was under $40.00.

The documentary is accessible on the Central Maryland Area Command website and can be viewed below.

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