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National Salvation Army week

May 11th through the 17th is national Salvation Army Week. It was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower back in 1954 to highlight the importance of Americans giving back to their communities to support their neighbors in need.  

For 150 years The Salvation Army has been meeting the needs of men, women, children and their families all around the world. It has grown into one of the largest social service providers in the country, directly supporting nearly 30 million Americans each year through a variety of programs. 

In Milwaukee County, the following events will be taking place this week: 

Monday May 11th-- The Salvation Army's young professional group, Echelon membership meeting

Tuesday May 12th-- Volunteer Thank You Luncheon from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Italian Convention Center

Wednesday May 13th-- Mayor Tom Barrett's Cease Fire Sabbath Breakfast at the Salvation Army Worship & Community Center

Thursday May 14th-- Southern Spring Fling at Army Lake Camp in East Troy

Friday May 15th-- Salvation Army Open Houses from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm: Milwaukee West Worship & Community Center, Milwaukee Citadel Worship & Community Center, Milwaukee Cold Spring Church & Community Center, Oak Creek Centennial Worship & Community Center 

Saturday May 16th-- WNOV Community Resource Fair from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club and the Milwaukee/NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes 

Sunday May 17th-- Food Drive to Benefit The Salvation Army: Bring 2 non-parish able food items to receive a $2 admission discount. For more information call 414-771-4071.

Or to learn more about The Salvation Army in Milwaukee County visit www.SAmilwaukee.org 

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