The Salvation Army To Host Christmas Party, Luncheon For 600 Seniors

Dec 3, 2019

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The Salvation Army To Host Christmas Party, Luncheon For 600 Seniors

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - The Salvation Army will host its annual Older Adult Christmas Luncheon this Wednesday.


Seniors living in southeastern Wisconsin will have the opportunity to visit with friends, enjoy a wonderful meal and listen to a special Christmas message.


"Some Older Adults may not have family in the immediate area, so this is one way for them to have a Christmas celebration and enjoy a wonderful meal at this time of year," said Major Steve Woodard, Coordinator for The Salvation Army of  Milwaukee County. "It is our hope that they remember the reason of the season - the Birth of Jesus - and that it is a bright moment in their year."


Those attending are encouraged to donate two non-perishable food items. Food collected will be donated to area food pantries. 
 

WHAT:      Older Adult Christmas Luncheon
WHEN:     Noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
WHERE:    Italian Community Center
                  631 E. Chicago St.
                  Milwaukee, WI 53202

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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.


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