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THIS WEBSITE IS UNDERGOING COMPLETE UPDATING. WE WILL RE-LAUNCH A MUCH MORE POWERFUL AND EASY-TO-NAVIGATE SITE IN LATE MARCH 2017.


(IN GENERAL, A MINIMUM OF INFORMATION IS BEING POSTED HERE.)


The Salvation Army of Waukesha -- HOMEPAGE

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445 Madison Street

Waukesha, WI 53188

262-547-7367

OFFICE HOURS:

Mon-Fri  8:00am-Noon and 1:00-4:00pm

In the meantime, a more current source of information and photos is our Facebook Page, at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/salvationarmywaukesha/

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2017 SUMMER DAY CAMP:

PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENTS (Bottom of Page)

Thank you for your patience as we upgrade, and look forward to a powerful, superior source of information when the new Web site launches!

 

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(CURRENT NEWS ITEMS BELOW)

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HELP US "FEED THE KIDS" DURING SPRING BREAK

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Please drop-off your gifts of the following food items at the double red doors of our Food Pantry, 445 Madison Street in Waukesha. We need jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly, lunch-size boxes of raisens, fruit cups, small bags of pretzels and snack mix, and applesauce cups. WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT, MANY KIDS GO HUNGRY. Spring break is April 10-17. Your caring and assistance is deeply appreciated! Thank you!

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2017 SUMMER DAY CAMP INFO/REGISTRATIONS

[The following documents are attachments to this Web site (below), or, you may click on Youth Ministries, or, you may call the Waukesha Salvation Army at 262-547-7367 and ask for Rod Morin or Cheri Winchowky.)

ATTACHMENTS (BELOW -- Bottom of Page):  Information Flyer, Form-1 (Basic Information), Form-2 (Registration and Health), Form-3 (Conduct Code and Publication), Form-4 (Medication Form), Form-5 (Financial Assistance Application).


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DAY CAMP COUNSELOR SUMMER JOBS

Go to: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/employment

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THANK YOU TO ALL!

Red Kettle Campaign Dinner

Nearly 80 people attended the Red Kettle Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Monday night March 6th, 2017 to celebrate exceeding our $700,000 goal for the 2016 Christmastime campaign.

Thank you to all of Waukesha County for your generous support of YOUR Waukesha Salvation Army. Master of Ceremonies was our jovial volunteer coordinator, Phil Hanson assisted by grants specialist, Josh Pham.

The sweetheart of the room was MOLLY THE BELL-RINGING MOTORCYLE DOG (you can look her up on Facebook), who helped Jim Tremmel raise over $2,800 at his Red Kettle location. Thank you to ALL who attended, and to ALL who played any role in making this year's vital Christmas Red Kettle Campaign a success!

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SAFE BABYSITER CLASS - (click here)

Scheduled for:  Monday, January 23, 2017

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SELECTED PROGRAMS and SERVICES

of the

WAUKESHA SALVATION ARMY

- County's Largest Men's Homeless Shelter

- 20-bed Overflow Shelter, in addition

- Free hot, Communikty Meal Program

- Food Pantry Program

- Free Bread Room

-Social Services including:

Emergency Prescription Assistance

Emergency Utility Assistance

Emergency Rent Assistance

- Summer Feed the Kids Program

- Weekend Family Food for Home Program

- Nursing Home Visits

- Life Skills Classes

- Youth After-school Drop-in Program

- Extensive Summer Day Camps

- Worship Services 11:00am Sunday

- Multiple Opportunities for Group Bible Study

- Active Women's Ministry

- Christmas Toy Shop for Families

- Christmas Red Kettle Volunteer Fundraising

- Christmas Community Outreach Concerts

and more . . .

(Become an active financial or volunteer supporter today. Thank you!)

 

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READ ABOUT ONE OF OUR LOCAL HEROES!

You, too, can start your own annual tradition of ringing the famous Red Kettle bells for the Waukesha Salvation Army. Think of the good that just this ONE hero has accomplished for others in his life! THANK YOU, Albumman!

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THANK YOU to ALL FOR YOUR 2016 GENEROSITY

We are still counting and tabulating, but it appears that

our Christmas 2016 Red Kettle fundraising drive will meet and possibly

exceed its goal of $400,000. And, we're getting CLOSE on

our concurrent direct mail fundraising campaign of $300,000. We need

to raise about $150,000 more by the end of January to make our

$700,000 goal. Send checks to The Salvation Army of Waukesha,

445 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188. Attn: Christmas 2016 Appeal.

Make checks payable to: Waukesha Salvation Army. Again, THANK YOU!

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DESPERATE NEED!

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We're not crying wolf -- we desperately need people to help us this week. WE NEED BELL RINGERS!!!

There are still many opportunities for you. Most of the locations listed below will generate hundreds of dollars in donations on Christmas Eve Day, BUT ONLY IF THERE IS A BELL RINGER THERE.

Our best donation day of the YEAR is Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24. Kettles will be open from 8am - 3pm that day.

PLEASE sign-up (if you like as a pair) with friends, fellow church members, your civic or service group, your classmates in college, your company's employees, and your spouse or children.

You can call Phil Hanson at 262-547-7367 ext. 231 or better yet, view the opportunities and sign up at waukeshawi.volunteerfirst.org ...

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY THAT STILL NEED A BELL RINGER:

JC Penny at Brookfield Square (Inside the Mall)
Available shifts - 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Walgreen's Elm Grove 15350 W. Bluemound Rd.
(Inside or Outside) 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Pick N Save 15170 W. Greenfield Ave. Brookfield
(Inside or Outside) 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Walmart 15205 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield 
(Outside) 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Gander Mountain of Waukesha
(Inside or Outside) 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Walmart of Waukesha 2000 S. West Ave., Waukesha
(Outside) 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Walmart of Muskego W159 S6530 Moorland Rd., Muskego (Outside) 8-10am, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Take one shift or all three for a full day; anything will help us and help those people in need whom we serve.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation instead, please drop it in one of our fifty Red Kettles countywide this week or send it directly to us at 445 Madison St., Waukesha , WI 53188. Thank you, again, very very much!

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!!  .. STATE OF EMERGENCY ISSUED 12-16-16 ..  !!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 16, 2016

The Red Kettle Campaign is in a State of Emergency

Waukesha, WI -- (December 16, 2016) This time of year is critical to The Salvation Army’s fundraising because 35% of the income for the year is raised in November and December. The Waukesha County Red Kettle goal for this Christmas is $700,000 and current donations total roughly $350,000. Officials explain that this particular Christmas season has been very challenging.

“Abnormally high temperatures well into December, followed by sudden heavy snow, followed by debilitating bitter cold, and now to be followed by more heavy snow is causing us to fall severely behind,” said Waukesha Major Nelson De La Vergne.

“Our bell ringers just cannot risk being out in the severe cold. Kettle contributors are rushing past the kettle to reach the warmth inside the stores or inside their vehicles. And now, there are only seven ‘bell-ringing days’ left until Christmas,” De La Vergne explained.

Another critical lynchpin of fundraising for The Waukesha Salvation Army is the mail campaign. The firm that handles this has mailed several campaigns weeks later than expected, meaning some donors are receiving two campaigns in one week and some may be missing their letter altogether, he explained.

“And now, the perfect storm of 2016 is rounded out by our first-ever attempt to stage a Christmas Concert series,” De La Vergne said. “It seems like very few people were thinking about Christmas even through the second weekend of December because of the summerlike 70-degree weather, then suddenly Winter hit all at once.”

“Our advance ticket sales were truly crippled despite our planned need to invest monies in costly advertising, printing and promotion.” The silver lining for De La Vergne is that “those who are attending are telling us that they have loved the brass quintet and Christmas Carol sing along. Some are even coming twice, but nowhere near enough people overall.”

De La Vergne says that the organization believed it had the potential to be a very profitable concert series, intended to add from $10,000 to $30,000 to the Red Kettle total both from ticket sales and from generous business and benefactor underwriting. “Now, the series is challenging us financially, and may end up in the red, largely because of the weather, a frugal limited advertising budget, and the resulting lack of buzz.”

“Candidly, if we don’t meet our Red Kettle campaign goal, it could result in our having to cut programs and services for those most in need in Waukesha County. We would not be able to help a host of very vulnerable men, women and children who are truly in great need. That would be tragic,” continued De La Vergne.

How You Can Help:

 By Mail, send in a check to The Waukesha Salvation Army 445 Madison Street Waukesha, WI 53188

 By Mail, send in your gift using your mail appeal envelope

 Go to any Red Kettle in Waukesha County (50 locations) and make the best gift you’re able

 Donate online at www. usc.salvationarmy.org/Waukesha

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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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org).

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PLEASE HELP IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN

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AS CHRISTMAS OF 2016 APPROACHES, HERE ARE THREE VITAL LINKS:

Waukesha County Red Kettle Campaign - Christmas 2016

Waukesha County Toy Shop - Christmas 2016

Info: Brass Quintet Fundraising Concerts - Christmas 2016

 

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WEBSITE UPGRADE

NOTE: This Website is in the process of being replaced and modernized.  Soon, you'll enjoy a much more powerful, easier to navigate, upgraded version! 

NAVIGATION:  Until the new Website is launched, please navigate within our site by clicking on the HEADINGS located to the right of the Salvation Army logo, located above (and in the upper left-hand corner) of this homepage content. Some links may become inactive during the changeover process. The Salvation Army of Waukesha-- SINCE 1894!

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DID YOU KNOW?

> The Salvation Army of Waukesha was founded all the way back in 1894?

> That we operate the largest Men's Homeless Shelter in the county?

> That we serve free, hot evening meals to roughly 300 persons per week on three nights?

> That we ALWAYS have free loaves of bread available?

> That every weekday in the summer, we feed free lunches to hundreds of hungry kids?

> That we offer numerous Bible Study opportunities every week?

> That our Worship Chapel seats 175 persons and welcomes ALL at 11am Sunday?

> That we are completely donor supported-- Red Kettles, Direct Mail Appeals, Special Events, Grants?

> That we have an active Women's Ministry that's looking to grow in 2016 and 2017?

> That our husband and wife majors, Deborah and Nelson De La Vergne, are lifelong Salvation Army servants, both ordained ministers, and that Major "De" as we call him, spent 16-days at Ground Zero after the 9-11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center?

> Would you be proud to support us? 

> Would you be proud to volunteer with us?

> Some of our best volunteers organize a team from work, church, their clubs, their neighbors.

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OUR LATEST DAY-TO-DAY NEWS AND PHOTOS (below)

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WE NEED A LITTLE HELP. YOU GAME? IT'S EASY!!

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WHO KNOWS THEIR COMMUNITY REALLY WELL? We're about to print some posters for a grassroots campaign. We need to get the posters up throughout the communities, large and small, of Waukesha County. So, what do we need now?... Solid, good-faith estimates.

It's easy-- simply take a few moments and visually walk in your mind down the streets of your main business district. Count the businesses that might allow a poster to go up. Then, email us that number, your name and the community/area involved, to: andy_smith@usc.salvationarmy.org

WE DON'T WASTE PRECIOUS DOLLARS AT THE SALVATION ARMY. :-) Sure, we could just "print a bunch" and try to get them up, but let's do this efficiently and with some thought. You game? Please don't delay-- we need these numbers pretty quickly: Again, email as soon as you can to: andy_smith@usc.salvationarmy.org As always, THANK YOU!!

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ELECTION DAY IS HERE -- November 8, 2016

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KICK-OFF of CHRISTMAS RED KETTLES . . . 2016 Goal $700,000

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Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Waukesha Community Foundation President Shelli Marquardt, other dignataries and business leaders, and a nice crowd turned out Saturday, November 5th at Woodman's to witness the kick-off of the 12016 Christmas Red Kettle Campaign. A brass wensembvle provided enterainment and fifty Red Kettle locations across the county were announced. This year's goal between now and Christmas? $700,000 to help fund vital programs that are Doing The Most Good, Helping Those Most In Need in Waukesha County.

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HOW'D YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? BUT, DID YOU SLEEP OUTSIDE?!

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Nights are getting colder. How would you have slept in last week's overnight deluge of rain . . . if you were a homeless man out doors? Your donations support our operating the largest men's homeless shelter in Waukesha County. We sleep 30-40 men per night, practically EVERY NIGHT. Did you know that? The men .. age 20s to 70s .. can get a hot shower, breakfast, a free hot meal on Tu, Th and Sa evenings, they can wash their clothes, and they can get a good night's sleep in a safe, clean, well-managed facility. It is free of smokers, drugs and alcohol. Your monetary support of our worik, your volunteer support of our work and your prayer support of our work-- founded in Waukesha in 1894-- are all blessings. WE CANNOT BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT ALL THREE. With Christian Scripture as our guiding principle, we serve those most in need. Please help us.

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A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS CONCERT VENUE

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A MOST SPECTACULAR VENUE for our brass quintet, audience sing-out Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 17th at 2:30pm -- Noble Victory Memorial Chapel at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield. Don't delay in purchasing your tickets at www.showtix4u.com. Come celebrate Christmas 2016 with your very own, Waukesha Salvation Army--SINCE 1894. A GREAT DOUBLE DATE!! Help spread the word!

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TOWER HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETS

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Our Community and Worship Center at 445 Madison Street (downtown) is used for meetings by many organizations. Major Nelson De La Vergne explains a potential parking lot project to neighbors near the Waukesha Salvation Army who attended a meeting of the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association Thursday evening.

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SAFE BABYSITTER TRAINING -- October 27th, 2016

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SAFE BABYSITTER TRAINING at the Waukesha Salvation Army Corps, 445 Madison Street downtown: Ages 11-14, male and female. Thursday, October 27th from 9:30am-3:00pm, lunch included (Many kids have this day off from school.) Just $20, scholarships available, space is limited -- Registration encouraged by Monday, October 23rd. We will teach the safe and proper care of infants and children, including Infant CPR. Certificate of successful completion. Contact Cheri Winchowky or Rod Morin at 262-547-7367 or by email: rod.morin@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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CHRISTMAS SEASON PREP UNDERWAY

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A spirited volunteer crew from First Federal Bank is using this fine early Fall weather to spruce up and repaint the stands to be used for this year's Waukesha County CHRISTMAS RED KETTLE campaign! Planning and prep are in full gear! The Kettle Drive kicks off on Saturday, November 5th! A complete list of locations in Waukesha County is on our website. Thank you for your great work and enthusiasm!

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MARQUETTE AND WAUKESHA SALVATION ARMY

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Marquette University's Director of Student Media, Mark Zoromski made a special trip to our downtown Waukesha Corps building and spoke this week to our Youth Ministry's "Character Building Program." It's the Salvation Army's version of the 'scouts' for both boys and girls. Students from 5th grade through high school earn Emblems for achievement and for successfully learning new skills. This Fall, each is working on shooting/presenting a video production. Zoromski is a nationally award-winning TV journalist and university Journalism instructor. Thank you, Mark, for the superb job and for your gracious generosity of time!

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BROOKFIELD ACADEMY WORK DAY -- A BIG HELP!!

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Students from Brookfield Academy fulfilled service hours by spending the day helping in the food pantry sorting canned goods, in the Youth Ministry creating bulletin boards for the new school year, and in our worship chapel cleaning woodwork and pews. Thank you very, very much! It was a pleasure to have each of you with us, and your help made our burden lighter! Christian worship services in our chapel at 11am each Sunday. All are welcome!

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A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF OUR HOME IN WAUKESHA

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YOU JUST NEVER KNOW. A local History club, interested in Waukesha, wanted to take aerial shots of downtown and asked if they could please launch a licensed drone from our parking lot just down the hill from the hospital. With proper approvals, we said yes-- and they sent us this! If you've never had the opportunity to visit the Waukesha Corps, our three-story headquarters building was constructed with donated funds in 1996. It houses offices, the Men's Homeless Shelter, the Food Pantry, the Dining Room and Kitchen where we serve three free evening meals each week, our Worship Chapel, our Youth Ministry offices and more! Tours are available and may be scheduled by any local civic, church or school organization. EVERYONE IS WELCOME at our building.

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MAJOR STREET RECONSTRUCTION NOW AT FINAL STAGES

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Madison Street in downtown Waukesha (going up the hill to the hospital) has been under reconstruction all Summer. Finally, the double-wide driveway entrance to our Community and Worship Center at 445 Madison Street has been restored, making the area much safer for both drivers and pedestrians. Thank you, City of Waukesha!

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