The Salvation Army Milwaukee County To Celebrate The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 17, 2020



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The Salvation Army To Celebrate The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


MILWAUKEE COUNTY - The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will host a Multicultural Awareness Celebration on Sunday, January 19 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 


In addition to being a charity, The Salvation Army is a church - with four locations in Milwaukee County (Milwaukee's north side, Milwaukee's west side, Greenfield and Oak Creek). The service will bring members of all four locations to worship together.


"Since this is the Sunday before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our theme is 'Come to the Table,'" said Major Steve Woodard, Milwaukee County Coordinator. "We will focus on reconciliation, both to God and to others."


The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:45 a.m.) at The Salvation Army's Oak Creek Corps, 8853 S Howell Ave. in Oak Creek.

"It's important for us to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr's dream of reconciliation, ask ourselves what work is yet to be done in this area, and equip people to do the work of reconciliation.," Woodard said.

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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). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.