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SALVATION ARMY COLLECTING COATS TO HELP AREA CHILDREN
Wauwatosa, WI (Monday, September 16, 2013) Parents in Milwaukee County are being encouraged to go through their closets and pull out any winter coats that no longer fit their children to donate to the Condella’s Coats for Kids campaign. The slightly used children’s coats will be cleaned by ITU and distributed by The Salvation Army to other children who need them. Children’s coats in good condition can be donated today through October 12.
The Salvation Army is a partner in the 2013 Condella’s Coats for Kids campaign organized by WITI FOX 6. For nearly 30 years the campaign that has helped thousands and thousands of area children.
“Providing a coat can make a difference for a family living in poverty,” said Major Steve Yoder, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army. “As daily living costs rise, every dollar counts and a free coat allows for dollars to be spent in other areas such as food, rent or heat.”
Vince Condella, WITI FOX 6 Chief Meteorologist, has been leading the campaign since the beginning. “I am counting on the generosity of everyone again this year,” said Condella. “This entire effort is completely dependent on one person helping another by donating a coat.”
Partners with WITI FOX 6 in Condella’s Coats for Kids includes ITU who donates the washing of the coats and Bonded Transportation Solutions, who pick up coats at the donation sites. Steinhafels, Johnson Bank, Subway Restaurants and The Salvation Army are all drop off sites and The Salvation Army works with area schools to distribute coats to school children who need them. For more information 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.