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STOMP OUT HUNGER!
Run/Walk to Support Salvation Army Food Pantry
Wauwatosa, WI (July 6, 2012) In 2010 one in seven Americans didn’t have
enough to eat; 10% of individuals in Wisconsin live in poverty and $1.4
billion is the cost of hunger in Wisconsin each year. On Saturday, July
14th you can help. Signup today for a 5K run/2K walk to raise funds
and collect non-perishable food items for The Salvation Army Food Pantry
for Southern Milwaukee County. The Stomp Out Hunger Run/Walk will take
place at St. Mary’s and St. Altonious Coptic Orthodox Church, 1521 W.
Drexel Ave., Oak Creek.
The 5 K run will begin at 8:00 a.m.and the 2 K walk starts at 8:30 a.m.,
to register visit www.wiscopts.net. Early bird registration fee to the
run is $20; the walk is $15; Day of run the fee is $23; the day of the
walk is $18.
Please bring non-perishable food items, registration fee will benefit
The Salvation Army Oak Creek Food Pantry, additional donations are
appreciated and are tax-deductable. Participant packets can be picked
up on Friday, July 13th from 5-8 pm or Saturday, July 14th 30 minutes
before the Walk/Run begins. Walk/Runparticipants can enjoy free
admission to the Taste of Egypt Festival.
This is event is sponsored by St. Mary & St. Altonious Coptic
Orthodox Church and the Taste of Egypt Festival. Join us rain or shine
and help Stomp Out Hunger!
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.