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STOMP OUT HUNGER!
Run/Walk to Support Salvation Army Food
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
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!
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