08 April 2018

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Salvation Army Chaplains Provide Care, Aid To Dozens Affected By Apartment Fire

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - The Salvation Army is providing emotional/spiritual support and aid to dozens of people after two fires broke out at an apartment complex early this morning.

The fires happened around 3 a.m. near 18th Street and Highland Avenue in Milwaukee. Everyone made it out safely.

The chaplains will continue to work with the residents of the 20-unit complex while they search for long-term shelter.



About The Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program: 
The Chaplaincy Program is a partnership between The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Police Department. The chaplains are called to critical incidents when police determine emotional and spiritual care is needed, including: homicides, drug overdoses, house fires, fatal accidents and suicides. 

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.