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SALVATION ARMY'S ROSS & COLAS TO
RECEIVE URBAN EMPOWERMENT AWARD
Wauwatosa, WI (April 26, 2013) Salvation Army of Milwaukee
County announces Major Roger Ross, Milwaukee County Commander and Faithe Colas,
community relations director, will receive the 2013 Midwest Urban Empowerment
Award in the category of Faith & Hope from Community Connections Network
Publications (CCN). The gala takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the
Miller Coors Stables in Milwaukee.
The Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards recognizes influential individuals in
the region. “Our award nominees have been instrumental in helping to
enrich the lives of people throughout the Midwest region and beyond,”
stated CCN publisher Malinda Young.
Major Roger Ross, an ordained minister has served as pastor and
administrator for The Salvation Army in eight cities throughout the Midwest.
He has extensive experience in social services, marketing, fundraising, church
administration, counseling and organizational management. A 40 year veteran of
The Salvation Army, Major Ross has also served in a variety of management
positions, which include divisional youth work, divisional business/program
administration, and HIV counseling. For four years he served as the
administrator for the Grand Rapids-based Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community
Center- a world-class facility which allows unprecedented access to
life-changing educational, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities for
inner city youth and families.
“I am humbled and honored to receive the Midwest Urban Empowerment
Award. Spiritual work is important to The Salvation Army because we need to be
saving souls. The genesis of what we do is spirituality, so we do our outreach
because of that. We need to serve suffering humanity. The Salvation Army is
Christianity with its sleeves rolled up,” said Major Ross.
Faithe Colas joined The Salvation Army in November of 2007 as the community
relations director. Celebrating 5 years with The Salvation Army, Colas manages
public & media relations activities and marketing for The Salvation Army of
Milwaukee County. “As I look back on my career, I recognize that
I’ve always been involved in service leadership in some capacity both
professionally and personally. The Salvation Army has allowed me to take this
service to a higher level. My name, Faithe, guides me everyday in the work I
do. I am truly appreciative of this honor."
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.