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SALVATION ARMY 2011
KETTLE CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $2.7M GOAL
Wauwatosa, WI (Wednesday,
February 1, 2012) The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County has surpassed its
Annual Christmas Campaign goal of $2.7 million dollars, receiving generous
donations totaling $2.9 million dollars.
“We are extremely
grateful to Milwaukee County for the outpouring support of donations to meet
and surpass our 2011 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign,” said Major Roger
Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.
“Contributions made during our annual Christmas Campaign will ensure
critical needs of the unemployed, underemployed, homeless and others who often
remain over looked are met,” continued Ross.
84 cents of every
dollar donated will sustain year round vital programs and services such as
emergency shelter, food and clothing. Here in Milwaukee County, The
Salvation Army operates 85 programs. Those programs and services included
but are not limited to disaster relief, utility & rent assistance,
employment services and summer lunch programs for children.
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About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in London in 1865, has been 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 disaster victims, 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.