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Released 8 November 2012
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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.
Admission 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.
Since 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.
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