04 August 2017

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The Salvation Army to Serve Free Water At The Wisconsin State Fair
A red kettle will be on-site for donations


WEST ALLIS -- Stay cool at the Wisconsin State Fair this summer! Volunteers with The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will be pouring and handing out cups of icy cold water, courtesy of Culligan Water.

“Serving free ice cold water to fairgoers is an opportunity for us to say thank you to so many who support our year round programs and services throughout the State of Wisconsin,” said Major Steven Merritt, the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army's Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Division.

 More than 80,000 cups of water were passed out at the fair in 2016.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 13.

WHERE: Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S 84th St, West Allis, WI 53214. The Salvation Army's hydration station is an outdoor booth. It is located East of the Exposition Center.

HOW TO HELP: If you cannot attend the fair, donors can text #FreeWater to 41444. Volunteers can sign up for a shift here: http://salar.my/SAMKEVols

NOTES: Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available.


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). Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.