11 January 2018

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The Salvation Army to Participate in 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
The event is free and open to the public


MILWAUKEE COUNTY —  The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in Milwaukee.

The program, which focuses on keeping King's legacy alive, will highlight the youth in our community and various cultural arts organizations. The theme for this year is: “Take a Stand for Truth and Justice.”

Prior to the event, members of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Chaplaincy Program will be passing out free hot chocolate from our canteen (mobile feeding unit) for guests. Once the event starts, Major Tim Meyer, the Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, will provide the invocation for attendees.

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 14

WHERE: 1 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (Uihlein Hall), 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202


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.