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HARVEST FOR THE HOMELESS - A Musical to benefit The Salvation
Army Emergency Lodge
Wauwatosa, WI (November 6, 2012) Gervis Myles, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices and
Friends, will host a musical benefit Friday, November 9 from 7:00-8:30
p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian & Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3302
N. Sherman Blvd to benefit The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge.
to the musical event is a donation of one of the following items:
toiletries such as soap, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste; hats,
scarves, gloves, non-perishable food items or a small cash donation.
1979, the 120 bed Emergency Lodge has provided emergency shelter to
homeless individuals and families. Services are offered in a 24 hour
setting that requires residents to be drug & alcohol free.
Residents stay in semi-private rooms, receive three nutritious meals a
day and have laundry facilities available. Forty-one percent homeless
individuals in Milwaukee suffer from mental illness. Our social work
staff has mental health expertise, education and degrees. Each resident
is assigned a primary social worker to develop an individualize plan of
self-sufficiency. Part of each plan requires residents to establish
income, either through employment or benefits, and to save 80% of their
income in preparation for their move to housing in the community. More
than 80% of residents successfully move from shelter to safe, affordable
housing each year.
To learn more about The Salvation Army programs
and services visit www.SAmilwaukee.org or text ‘Give’ to 80888 to
make a $10 donation.
The Salvation Army:
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