Salvation Army taking donations for Afghan refugees stationed at Fort McCoy and Volk Field

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Salvation Army, among other local organizations, is now accepting select and new in-kind, as well as monetary donations for the thousands of Afghan evacuees that are now station at Fort McCoy and Volk Field in Wisconsin. 

“Many of these individuals came to Wisconsin with nothing but the clothes on their back,” said Benny Benedict, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. “So taking care of them is a top priority.”

A limited number of Salvation Army facilities will be open as drop off donation stations. CLICK HERE for a list of accepted items. 

Milwaukee, WI

Salvation Army Oak Creek Corps
8853 S. Howell Ave.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Donation Hours 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Madison, WI

Salvation Army Madison Corps
3030 Darbo Drive
Madison, WI 53714
Donation Hours 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday

La Crosse, WI

Salvation Army La Crosse Corps
223 North 8th Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Donation Hours 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday

Wausau, WI

The Salvation Army Wausau Corps
202 Callon St.
Wausau, WI 54401
Donation Hours 8:30am- 4:00pm Monday – Friday

Monetary donations are still being accepted online and through the mail at the following locations:

  • Online HERE
  • By texting Evacuee to 24365
  • Online at our Walmart Registry for Good HERE
  • By mailing a check to The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Divisional Headquarters, 11315 W Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Please write “Afghan Refugees” on the memo line.

“Any leftover funds would be used for case management, as this appears to be a long-term operation,” Benedict said.

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