SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE BENEFIT CONCERT DEEMED A SUCCESS 29/11/2012
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November 29, 2012
SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE BENEFIT CONCERT DEEMED A SUCCESS
WAUWATOSA, WI – The Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County announced that its Annual Red Kettle Benefit Concert featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr. on Fri., Nov. 2, was a fundraising and “friend-raising” success.
The event, the kick off to the Red Kettle Campaign that will run through January 31, 2013, at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee was attended by more than 700 people, and included a silent and voice auction featuring Red Kettle Campaign Honorary Chair LeRoy Butler, Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer.
The concert, “Sinatra Sings Sinatra,” featured songs that Frank Sinatra sang in over 50 years of performing, including such classics as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “New York, New York,” and “Strangers In The Night.” Backed by a 20-piece orchestra, the 90-minute performance was a trip back in time, which included Sinatra Jr. telling stories of his father’s performing career.
“This year’s Red Kettle Campaign is off to a wonderful start thanks to those that attended and participated in the Frank Sinatra Jr. concert,” said Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander. “We had generous corporate support, and LeRoy Butler did a wonderful job securing and selling auction items, as nearly $40,000 was raised through the silent and voice auction.
“One of the objectives of the kick off concert was to reveal the Salvation Army to new “friends” and show them what our organization does for more than 400,000 people in Milwaukee County annually. We were successful in reaching a new group, people that we are hoping will support our programs for years to come.
“The funds that we will raise between now and January 31, 2013 will provide services to thousands of Milwaukee county residents, helping us to give them an opportunity to not only have a joyous holiday season, but to have access to more than 80 other Salvation Army services throughout the year.”
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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.