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NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK MAY 13-19
Salvation Army of Milwaukee County
recognition of National Salvation Army Week The Salvation Army will host a
celebration and appreciation luncheon to honor volunteers who provide service
and support to programs helping families in need.
Thursday, May 17th 11:30-1:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army DistributionCenter
5880 N. 60th Street
Salvation Army Week events across the country highlight the importanceof
Americans giving back to their local communities to support their neighborsin
need. The very first National Salvation Army Week was declared by President
Dwight D. Eisenhower between November 18 and December 4, 1954 as a reminder to
Americans that they should give freely of themselves.
dates have changed,the work of The Salvation Army has not. Since The
Salvation Armybegan its social service work in the United States in 1880, the
organization has grown into one of the largest social service provides in the
country ,directly supporting nearly 30 million Americans each year, through a
variety of programs. To learn more about The Salvation Army visit www.SAmilwaukee.org
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelicalpart of the universal Christian church established in London in
1865, hasbeen supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for
129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance
from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services
that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disastervictims,
assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and
shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Approximately 84 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services
in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org