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NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK MAY 13-19
Salvation Army of Milwaukee County
WHAT: In 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.
WHEN: 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.
Though the 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