SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES DOWN $42,496 26/11/2013
Community Relations Director
The Salvation Army
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
RED KETTLES DOWN $42,496
WAUWATOSA, WI. — (November 26, 2013) The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is down $42,694 in their Red Kettles compared to this time year.
“We are very concerned that we’re down. We need additional red kettle sites, volunteers and more donations to keep critical programs and services operating in Milwaukee County,” said Major Dan Jennings, Salvation Army Divisional Commander for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan. Jennings further states, “The kettles take coins, bills and checks!”
Eighty four cents of every dollar donated supports year round critical programs and services.
Here in Milwaukee County The Salvation Army operates 85 programs. Those programs and services include but are not limited to Christmas assistance, disaster relief, emergency housing, food and clothing, utility and rent assistance, employment services and summer lunch programs for children.
To offer your place of business as a bell ringing site or to volunteer and make a donation call 414-302-4300 x2223 or 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.