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Worship and Community Center (1996)

Waukesha Salvation Army

445 Madison Street (downtown)

Waukesha, WI 53188

262-547-7367

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:

M-F 8:00am-Noon and 1-4pm

Closed afternoons on Friday

In spite of major construction on adjacent and nearby streets and intersections, The Salvation Army in Waukesha IS ACCESSIBLE to pedestrians, to those in cars, and by mass transit (Waukesha Bus Route #7) in downtown Waukesha. Be brave and be careful -- it'll be smooth and beautiful when crews have it all done!

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AN IMPORTANT PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT ALERT

To our supporters and regular Website visitors -- Please read and take note!

 

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!!! A CALL TO ACTION BELOW !!!

150-days to Christmas Eve . . . AND, and an important alert!

Click on the video (below) to listen, and read on! :-)

 

A) Watch for a HUGE and fun announcement-- SOON-- about this Christmas 2016 with the Waukesha Salvation Army! We're planning something very big, very fun, and very special at locations across Waukesha County.

B) It'll all be happening in the four weeks between Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Week. We're now nailing down the final few locations for a special BRASS QUINTET Christmas Concert series, with Christmas Carol Sing-out!

C) YOU CAN HELP -- AND WE NEED your help! We'll soon be more formally inviting individuals, families, church groups, civic groups and business teams from across Waukesha County to sign-up as volunteers -- ticket takers, ushers, refreshment stand people, set-up crews, clean-up crews, poster advance teams, parking crews and more, for what we hope will be an EIGHT LOCATION Christmas concert event.

D) It will be one of THE social events of the season. It will be a wonderful, simple, enjoyable date night. It will help make your 2016 Christmas extra special. And its purpose is TWO-FOLD: To raise SIGNIFICANT monies to benefit the 2017 budget of The Salvation Army of Waukesha (started in 1894), and also very importantly, to help make the people of Waukesha County much more aware that we exist, that we provide an astounding level of charitable service, and that everything we accomplish is done with donated dollars from generous and charitable people concerned about those most in need. Our entire annual budget is donated.

E) What we're planning will truly be a countywide celebration of the Joy of Christmas! We'll be in large and small churches and chapels, in Waukesha County communties that are located in the north, south, east and west corners and, in the heart of the County.

F) It's a massive, new undertaking for us, and, we truly hope it will become an ANNUAL TRADITION FOR WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS that everyone, in towns large and small, greatly looks forward to as being part of each year's Christmas!

G) We know that this Christmas Concert Brass Quintet series cannot possibly be successful without a large and loyal, excited team of trained volunteers, in all the roles listed above, at each of the eight concerts.

H) Will you help? Can you get a team of two or three persons, or more together?

I) If you know you're already interested -- just from the sounds of it in this pre-announcement alert -- then please be in touch at the email below. Please let us know how YOU, and YOUR FAMILY, your FRIENDS your CO-WORKERS, your neighbors on the block, your fellow CHURCH MEMBERS would like to help make this historic, fun, old-fashioned, community-based series of professional brass quintet, Christmas Carol sing-out concerts, a huge success!

J) Our goal is EIGHT SELL-OUTS, and YOU can be part of it all. We'll be promoting this heavily, and underwriting sponsors will benefit from significant publicity and goodwill. That is another part of the effort that we're undertaking now: We'll be inviting individuals/families at the $1,000 Supporter Level, and businesses and individuals at the $5,000 Underwriter Level to cover the actual costs and contribute to the bottom line.

K) It's a significant event with costs for professional musicians, facility rental, insurance, advertising, promotion, printing, and other overhead costs, together with refreshment, decoration and other expenses. Further, and importantly, GENEROUS UNDERWRITING SUPPORT will help us keep ticket prices affordable for all who wish to attend, while contributing directly to this special event's bottom line,while we ALL celebrate Our Lord Jesus Christ's Holy birth.

L) The net that we earn will directly help make our 2017 charitable community work and programming possible, in addition to what we earn in the traditional, annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign-- another vital fundraising effort.

M) Watch for more details to come! Many hands make light work; please tell us of your interest by dropping us an email to: andy_smith@usc.salvationarmy.org. Please help ENCOURAGE us that we're doing the right thing, by being part of a strong and enthusiastic initial response. :-)

N) THEN-- Please help spread the word by SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THIS POST to your friends, families, co-workers, fellow church members, social groups and others. SO, WE HAVE TWO CALLS TO ACTION ON OUR WEBSITE TODAY-- Please "Share" this Post far and wide to folks you know, and, Please send us a quick "Email" atandy_smith@usc.salvationarmy.org, to let us know of your interest, support and reaction/thoughts!

O) Thank you, so VERY much. And, keep your ear to the ground! Much more news to come soon!

(072416)

 

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WTMJ RADIO FEATURES WAUKESHA SALVATION ARMY

IN MORNING DRIVE TIME

By getting up and to the office extra early on Friday, July 22nd, Major Nelson De Le Vergne was able to meet with a reporter from am620-WTMJ Radio starting at 6am, providing both hospitality and information about the many programs and services we provide to the community. The Salvation Army began in Waukesha all the way back in 1894. We've been in our present building-- constructed with donated funds-- for twenty years since 1996. Please explore our website and check out our Facebook Page.

(072216)

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Weekend news anchor and weekday community news reporter, Michael Spaulding of WTMJ Radio, meets and interviews Major Nelson De Le Vergne at 6:00am Friday morning, July 22nd. That made it possible for the information to be featured on newscasts and features all morning. Mr. Spaulding then took a building tour to learn the many facets of the charitable work we do on all three floors of the Waukesha Corps, located at 445 Madison Street, downtown Waukesha. Thank you, Mike and WTMJ, for your interest in our efforts to do the most good for those most in need!

 

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Major De Le Vergne shows Mike Spaulding the office lobby on the 2nd floor which is being used as a cooling center during the Thursday and Friday heat wave.

 

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The chapel on our building's 3rd floor features a 40-foot high wood and beam ceiling and beautiful windows. It is used for Sunday morning worship at 11:00 o'clock, and for gatherings, conferences, concerts and other uses. The Salvation Army is a nondenominational worldwide Christian Church. Major Nelson De Le Vergne and his wife, Major Deborah De Le Vergne, are each ordained ministers.

 

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The ground floor is all about delivering important social services including Our Daily Bread (free bread available every single day), the large Food Pantry operation, case management services for those we're helping, prescription and utility assistance, and the Men's Homeless Shelter that sleeps 35-40 men practically every night of the year.


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The Salvation Army of Waukesha operates the largest shelter for homeless men in Waukesha County and is both proud and humbled to be able to provide-- because of generous committed donors-- both short-term help for some men, and long-term help for other men involving a commitment to enroll in and keep-at a number of free classes and programming for three months. The purpose is to, with dignity and love, assist them in moving successfully to the next stage of their lives. Shown is the private Common Area in the Men's Lodge outside of semi-private bedrooms.

{NOTE:  Our facilities are available to be toured by appointment for any interested school, church or civic group, and to any reporter who would like to learn more about our work, our history and our programs. Whether daily or weekly newspaper, feature magazine, radio or television, or the many forms of modern electronic journalism and social media that we all are informed by today, news media are actively encouraged to call or email and arrange a tour and an interview.}

Thank you, WTMJ and Mike Spaulding for taking an interest in our work and facilities.

(072216)

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HEAT RELIEF FRIDAY AFTERNOON - WAUKESHA SALVATION ARMY

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Come get relief from the heat! The Salvation Army of Waukesha is opening its Community and Worship Center at 445 Madison Street from 1:00-4:00pm Friday during the heat of the afternoon, so those without access to air-conditioned/cooled space can stay safe in the oppressive heat. Chairs will be set-up in air-conditioned portions of the building and chilled water will be available. All are welcome!

(072116) 

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FEED THE KIDS HALF-WAY THROUGH THE SUMMER!

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ABOUT A MONTH LEFT of our Summertime "Feed The Kids" program in Waukesha's Sentinel Park. Pictured are volunteers from Kohl's Corporation/Stores and others who help make and distribute the hundreds of sack lunches made each morning. Also shown is The Waukesha Salvation Army's canteen truck used for events like this and when natural disaster or other emergencies strike the county. THANK YOU for your generous and loyal donations and volunteer support. Not a thing we do is possible without both.

(072016)

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ALL WOMEN WELCOME TONIGHT

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Invitation: Come to the WOMEN'S MINISTRIES MEETING tonight, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: (3rd Floor) - Chapel Classroom, Waukesha Community and Worship Center, 445 Madison Street, Waukesha WI 53188

Description: We are actively inviting women to become part of our group. We have about twenty active ladies now. Just think what we could accomplish with fifty! ALL ages are welcome, ALL backgrounds, ALL interests.

For more information, call or email Major Deborah De Le Vergne at 262-547-7367 x223, deborah_delevergne@usc.salvationarmy.org

(071916)

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YUM, YUM!! LOTSA SHEPHERD'S PIE!

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Love Shepherd's Pie? The hundred or so men and women we fed at the most recent free Community Meal in our downtown dining room weren't complaining. Yum! (By the way, we serve the free Community Meal 3x per week, every week.) Volunteers, donations-- and prayers-- are always appreciated and welcome. Thank you!

(071216)

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11:00am WORSHIP EVERY SUNDAY--This Week: THE GOOD SAMARITAN

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Three people encountered the injured victim of robbers on the roadway, but two went out of their way to avoid him. Only the GOOD SAMARITAN stopped and helped. Which of the three would you be? Waukesha Majors Nelson De Le Vergne (pictured) and his wife, Major Deborah De Le Vergne, share preaching duties every Sunday at 11:00am in our 3rd floor chapel, and lead Bible Study beforehand starting at 9:30am (child care provided). ALL ARE WELCOME. Join us!

(071116)

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FREE NUTRITION FOR A FAMILY OF FIVE

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Our large, efficient, clean Food Pantry serves hundreds of people from Waukesha County every year. You simply need your photo ID and one other form of identification like a utility bill or bank statement. Today, Mario gratefully takes home three bags full of groceries from volunteer Pete, that will help feed Mario's family of five. And, Mario lets us take a photo to help us invite more people who need a little help. Our Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Wednesday from Noon-4pm, and Friday 9am-Noon. THANK YOU for your generous and caring support that makes this free service possible!

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NOT ALL OF WAUKESHA COUNTY IS COMFORTABLE - MUCH NEED EXISTS

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Our social services area "does the most good" by helping those "most in need" in Waukesha County. We provide utility and prescription assistance. We always have a supply of free daily bread on hand. We stock a free food pantry and serve free hot community meals three evenings per week. We operate the largest men's emergency housing shelter in Waukesha County. Our Summer-long "Feed The Kids" program sees that children in need don't go hungry. And at the end of Summer we provide backpacks with school supplies to needy families. ALL this work and more, is made possible by your heroic financial support and your generous volunteer hours. Thank you very, very much!

(070516)

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OKAY EVERYBODY-- POPSICLE TIME!!

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SUMMER DAY CAMP: So far, magnificent weather this summer for our kiddos attending Summer Day Camp, under the watchful eye of our Youth Ministry director, Cheri Winchowky (tie-dye top, left-center).

(070116)

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A HAPPY AND BLESSED 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY!!

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As our nation begins the 4th of July Holiday weekend for 2016, The Salvation Army of Waukesha expresses its deepest gratitude to Almighty God for the beauty, majesty, founding principles, higher calling, global strength and blessed accomplishments of our unique country, The United States of America. And, we pray over our nation's many needs within, that allow us-- who staff, volunteer for and donate to the Salvation Army-- to have purpose in our actions in daily serving His Holy Name. We minister to and provide for His beloved children in our efforts, perople who at this point in their lives, are most in need among us. Let each of us thoughtfully ponder and earnestly pray over the blessed and profound GIFT OF FREEDOM on this 2016 4th of July weekend.

(070116)

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DAILY VOLUNTEERS HELPING FEED HUNGRY KIDS

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Every weekday during the summer, loyal volunteers (pictured today L-to-R are Mike, Chris and Kathy) personally help fight hunger by making several hundred sandwiches for our FEED THE KIDS program. Between 12:00am and 12:30pm M-F in Waukesha's Sentinel Park hundreds of children show up for a free sack lunch. Note that we're off on the 4th of July. You might be surprised how many children-in-need are home during the summer without a parent, and without anything in the cupboards or the fridge to eat. Donations or volunteer crews always appreciated. Thank you!

(062816)

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PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK

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If we're not hungry, we should be very, very thankful. Donated food arrives at the doorstep of our modern, efficient, clean Food Pantry in many different ways. No matter how it arrives, it is received, checked for expiration date and packaging condition, then sorted and organized by date and by type of food. Every ounce is deeply appreciated. Most needed and most scarce?-- non-perishable canned protein/meats: canned tuna, canned chicken, canned ham, peanut butter. Least needed?-- Mac and cheese. Thank you, very much!

(062716)

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM IN WAUKESHA PARK

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The Waukesha Salvation Army partners with the United Way during the Summer to deliver free books to children from ages 1 -to-18. The books are new and are purchased with funds donated to the United Way. The Summer Read volunteers are in Waukesha's Sentinel Park (near Wal-Mart) every Thursday to distribute the books and to read to children in the park!

(062416)

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BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR SUMMER DAY CAMP

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Summer Day Camp counselor Kelsey Bennett works with little "Samuel" while they explore outdoors. Day Camp, through our Youth Ministry area, includes opportunities for supervision, free and structured play, art, music, singing, electronic and board games, reading and memorable summer fun!

(062416)

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NOT THE BROTHERS GRIMM

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"Richard, Ronald and Robert" . . . and another "R" brother at home, named "Rudolph." They've lived together for years and have enjoyed the Waukesha Salvation Army's free Community Meal program (on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings) going on twenty years.Their dad died 60-years ago when he was just 47, their mother 10-years ago at age 82. The three brothers dote over a sister who is married. The guys have worked as cooks (20-yrs), as limousine drivers (5-yrs), on the railroad (18-yrs), on an asphalt crew, doing cleaning, and much more. Why do they come, week after week? "It's not just the food, it's also the visiting with people, the talking and the fellowship," says Robert, the youngest, who just got through major surgery (photo, right). Ronald says, "There's no fighting. We all get along. Of course, it helps that we all like the same TV programs." ALL THE COMMUNITY IS WELCOME at the Waukesha Salvation Army's 3-times/wk free Community Meal!

(062216)

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WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THIS PLACE?

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WE NEED YOU! . . . Leaders from throughout Waukesha County serve on the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army of Waukesha. The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Service is open to adult men and women; nominees go through a comprehensive vetting process.

Advisory Board members serve on key committees advising Majors Deborah and Nelson De Le Vergne on matters including finance, budget & fundraising; marketing, communications & publicity; building & grounds maintenance, renovations & expansion; programming, ministries, social services & operations; and short & long-range strategic planning. Openings exist.

If interested in being considered for this service to the county, please contact Major Nelson De Le Vergne via email at: nelson_delevergne@usc.salvationarmy.org Thank you!

(062116)

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THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER MEANS WE'RE BUSY!

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1) Summer Day Camps begin today. The photo shows two girls having fun with a Camp Counselor teaching "Ironing Art" that features colorful plastic chips and wax paper. 2) At Sentinel Park in Waukesha (near Walmart) on each day of the Summer, our Feed the Kids Program provides hundreds of free bag lunches to hungry children until just a few days before school starts in August. Scheduled volunteers show up every day at 445 Madison Street in downtown Waukesha to make sandwiches and pack the lunches. YOUR donations make it all possible. Thank you, very, very much for caring and giving!

(062016)

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100 PEOPLE ATTEND SPECIAL RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

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Nearly one hundred people attended this week's annual LEGACY OF LOVE luncheon to honor long-term continuous donors to The Salvation Army of Waukesha. Donors were recognized for 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of continuous giving. Special mention of our thirty-five year donor, Albert Pipke of Waukesha.

Attendees were briefed on successes of the past year, introduced to key staff members, and the group saw a new video that explains and promotes the Waukesha Salvation Army's work. Thank you, ALL, for your ongoing, loyal support of our mission -- "Doing The Most Good" ... in Waukesha since 1894!

(061016)

MORE PHOTOS  BELOW - LEGACY OF LOVE LUNCHEON

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Judy Mudlitz of Waukesha, chairperson and Alan Gaudynski of Waukesha, member of the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army of Waukesha. Thank you for your service.

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Gregory Schmidt, planned giving representative for the Wisconsin-Michigan Division of The Salvation Army, and Major Nelson De Le Vergne, CEO of the Waukesha Corps greet long-time donor Lynn Revoy, whose husband, historian Augie Revoy was unable to attend the luncheon this year.

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Delicious plated meals for 100 with several different desserts and beverages were prepared by our cook, Judy Been, and her volunteer staff in the efficient 2nd-floor commercial kitchen of the Waukesha Community and Worship Center, located at 3rd and Madison, in downtown Waukesha.

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Attendees check-in and begin to assemble in the 2nd-floor dining room of the Waukesha Corps. Here is the view from the stage/speaker's lectern area.

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Attendees finish lunch and begin to assemble for a tour of the Waukesha Salvation Army building, while staff members Philip Hanson (Volunteer Coordinator), Amber Mussomeli-MSW (Food Pantry Coordinator) and Josh Pham (Fundraising and Grant Specialist) prepare a small gift of appreciation for each donor. The professionally made blue table cover with Salvation Army logos was donated recently by a member of the organization's Advisory Board.

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SHARING KNOWLEDGE, CHALLENGES, FRIENDSHIP IN HELPING OTHERS

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Attending a meet-and-greet Wednesday night in Watertown, was our own Debra Farrington-MSW (middle), director of social services for The Salvation Army of Waukesha. Debra is responsible for our Food Pantry, Men's Emergency Shelter and Men's Progam-based Lodge, as well as our prescription and utility assistance programs, our Feed the Kids program and other important community support programs to those most in need.

On her left is Jeanette Petts, program leader for Community Action Coalition of Watertown, and Jasmine Banks, coordinator of community engagement for Madison-based Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin.

(060916)

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IS THIS OUR BEST SIDE, MR PHOTOGRAPHER?

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EVER SEEN THIS side of our building at 3rd & Madison in downtown Waukesha (heading up the hill toward the hospital)? It's here you'll find the entrance to our Youth Ministry, and to our large Salvation Army Chapel, to which you are cordially invited each Sunday for worship services at 11am, preceded by Bible Study with child care at 9:30am. ALL are welcome! Another entrance with elevator is from our parking lot, two stories below this street, and on the opposite side (the downtown side) of the building. Would your group or organizatgion like a tour? With pleasure ... 262-547-7367.

(060616)

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SALVATION ARMY'S BIG NATIONAL DAY -- FRIDAY

FREE DONUTS THIS FRIDAY, June 3rd, AT WOODMAN'S WAUKESHA, near Highways 59 & 164, starting at 9:30ish until 1,000 are gone! Sponsored by Entennman's nationwide (thank you!), this is an annual fundraiser in celebration of The Salvation Army's  . . . NATIONAL DONUT DAY.

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This yearly observance hearkens back to WWI in the battlefield trenches of France when extremely brave Salvation Army women crawled under active shell fire to deliver hot coffee and donuts they'd made from scratch in order to boost the morale of war weary, hungry soldiers fighting the German Army at the front lines.

Please come honor those dedicated women, the heroic soldiers of today and the past, and, if you wish, show your financial support for the Salvation Army's charitable work in Waukesha County (since 1894) by dropping a little something in the Red Kettle that we'll have on hand (free will offering). THANK YOU!

(053116)

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MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY 2016 in Waukesha County:

<< http://www.lakecountryfamilyfun.com/events/2016-05-30/ >>


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The Salvation Army of Waukesha, Wisconsin honors all fallen servicemen and servicewomen on this special national holiday weekend. We encourage all individuals and families to:

a) Attend at least one community observation;

b) Walk through a local cemetery to honor the dead; and,

c) Consider attending a church service of your choice to pray for these heroes and their loved ones, thanking them for their ultimate sacrifice, made for each of us.

<< All are invited to worship at Salvation Army each Sunday at 11am, 3rd floor chapel, 445 Madison, Street, Waukesha, WI 53188. >>

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AS PROMISED:  THE FINISHED PRODUCT!

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Just in time for the 2016 Memorial Day Holiday weekend . . . These colorful, patriotic centerprices will grace the tables of our 2nd-floor dining room on the summer holidays this year of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. THANK YOU to the creative ladies of our Women's Ministry for their hard work in hand-crafting these beauties, led by Major Sandy Line. Nice job! 

(052416)

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TEN TONS OF DONATED FOOD!

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Dedicated volunteers work together sorting over TEN TONS of badly needed, non-perishable food. It was donated to the Waukesha Salvation Army Food Pantry by residents of three Waukesha ZIP codes, collected on Saturday May 14th during the national Postal Carriers food drive. Thank you VERY much! Would you like to help sort and store the items? Please contact volunteer coordinator, Phil Hanson, at 262-547-7367, extension 231, or email him at philip_hanson@usc.salvationarmy.org. Again, thank you!

(052316)

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