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SALVATION ARMY TO HOST SPRING FAMILY
FESTIVAL TODAY IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY
WHO: Salvation Army Milwaukee County
WHAT: Spring Family Festival
Saturday May 18, 2013
8-11 a.m. Staff & 100 volunteers arrive to set up
for Spring Family Festival
11-2 p.m. Festival opens
WHERE: Salvation Army Distribution Center
5880 N. 60th St.
BACKGROUND: 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
Though the dates have changed, the work of The Salvation Army has not. Since
The Salvation Army began its social service work in the United States in 1880,
the organization has grown into one of the largest social service providers in
the country, directly supporting nearly 30 million Americans each year
nationwide, through a variety of programs.
To learn more about The Salvation Army in Milwaukee County visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church,
has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since
1865. Nearly 33 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 disaster victims, assistance for the
disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless
and opportunities for underprivileged children. Nationally, approximately 84
cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.