02 October 2017

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The Salvation Army to Host Inaugural OTHERS Luncheon

WAUWATOSA, WI – The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will host its inaugural OTHERS Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at The Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., in Milwaukee.

For The Salvation Army, the OTHERS theme resonates from the organization’s Founder, General William Booth. On Christmas Eve 1910, Booth was looking to send a message to communicate to the organization’s supporters. With funds limited and telegraphs charging by the word, Booth decided to send a one-word message. Searching his mind and reviewing his years of ministry, he sought the one word that summarized his life and the mission of the Army. The message he sent to all the Officers around the world was "OTHERS."

The 2017 special honoree will be Bader Philanthropies, Inc., with the organization to be recognized for the assistance it offers to people and communities in Milwaukee, across Wisconsin, and in places throughout the world. Bader Philanthropies supports projects, facilities, and institutions that represent Helen Bader’s lifelong passion for lifting others up through knowledge, creativity and compassion.

Chief Mark Rohlfing, of the City of Milwaukee Fire Department, and Tom Pipines, the former Sports Director at FOX6, will serve as chairpersons of the event.

Lunch will be served at noon. Beginning at 12:45 p.m., Pipines will lead a panel discussion with Green Bay Packers Hall of Famers Gilbert Brown, Leroy Butler and George Koonce. The discussion will highlight how each athlete had the assistance of other people in their lives that allowed them to become not only professional athletes, but also successful business people and community supporters.

Tickets for the luncheon are $90, while a table of eight, which includes pre-event and on-site recognition, is available for $900. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army's children's programs.

Call The Salvation Army at 414-302-4300 x2248 or visit SAmilwaukee.org to purchase tickets or for more information.
About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 134 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. Approximately 84 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.