Released 25 April 2012
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Wichita, KS - The Salvation Army will provide an overview of the services it provides to our community at its annual Civic Luncheon. This year's special guest speaker, Lt. Col. Ralph Bukiewicz Divisional Commander of Chicago Metropolitan Division, will also provide insights on the overall operations of The Salvation Army. Along with the insights of Lt. Col. Ralph Bukiewicz, we will be recognizing Foster Parents of the Year, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bell, the Exceptional Service Awards winners, The Wichita Fire Department and Miriam Overholt, and the "Others" Award to the Employees of Spirit Areosystems. "We know the impact that each of these people and organizations have to our community and to The Salvation Army," said Douglas Rowland, Major and Wichita City Commander with The Salvation Army. "We look forward to recognizing each of them for the support to The Salvation Army."
The event will be held on Tuesday, May 15, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Drury Hotel Broadview, 400 W. Douglas. Individual tickets are $40. Please contact The Salvation Army at 316.263.2769 for sponsorship information. Or go to www.wichitaevents.salvationarmy.us to purchase tickets or tables.
Thank you to our 2012 Civic Event Sponsors:
Fred and Mary Koch Foundation
"This Civic Luncheon is an important event for us," said Douglas Rowland, Major. "We can only meet the critical needs in this community through the generous support of individuals, businesses, foundations and churches. We hope to see many of them at our May 15 luncheon."
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 30 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. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-wichita.org.