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Released 26 April 2013

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SALVATION ARMY'S ROSS & COLAS TO RECEIVE URBAN EMPOWERMENT AWARD

Major 
Roger Ross, Faithe Colas

Wauwatosa, WI (April 26, 2013) Salvation Army of Milwaukee County announces Major Roger Ross, Milwaukee County Commander and Faithe Colas, community relations director, will receive the 2013 Midwest Urban Empowerment Award in the category of Faith & Hope from Community Connections Network Publications (CCN). The gala takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Miller Coors Stables in Milwaukee.  

The Midwest Urban Empowerment Awards recognizes influential individuals in the region. “Our award nominees have been instrumental in helping to enrich the lives of people throughout the Midwest region and beyond,” stated CCN publisher Malinda Young.

Major Roger Ross, an ordained minister has served as pastor and administrator for The Salvation Army in eight cities throughout the Midwest. He has extensive experience in social services, marketing, fundraising, church administration, counseling and organizational management. A 40 year veteran of The Salvation Army, Major Ross has also served in a variety of management positions, which include divisional youth work, divisional business/program administration, and HIV counseling. For four years he served as the administrator for the Grand Rapids-based Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center- a world-class facility which allows unprecedented access to life-changing educational, recreational, cultural and spiritual activities for inner city youth and families.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the Midwest Urban Empowerment Award. Spiritual work is important to The Salvation Army because we need to be saving souls. The genesis of what we do is spirituality, so we do our outreach because of that. We need to serve suffering humanity. The Salvation Army is Christianity with its sleeves rolled up,” said Major Ross.

Faithe Colas joined The Salvation Army in November of 2007 as the community relations director. Celebrating 5 years with The Salvation Army, Colas manages public & media relations activities and marketing for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. “As I look back on my career, I recognize that I’ve always been involved in service leadership in some capacity both professionally and personally. The Salvation Army has allowed me to take this service to a higher level. My name, Faithe, guides me everyday in the work I do. I am truly appreciative of this honor."

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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.


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