The Salvation Army Now Accepting Select, New In-Kind Donations To Assist Afghan Evacuees
The Salvation Army Now Accepting Select, New In-Kind Donations To Assist Afghan Evacuees in Wisconsin
FT. MCCOY, WI - Thousands of Afghan evacuees are now stationed at Ft. McCoy and Volk Field in Wisconsin. In order to assist in their transition, The Salvation Army, among other local organizations, is now accepting select and new in-kind, as well as monetary donations.
“Many of these individuals came to Wisconsin with nothing but the clothes on their back,” said Benny Benedict, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. “So taking care of them is a top priority.”
A limited number of Salvation Army facilities will be open as drop off donation stations. Here is a list of accepted items: https://rollcall.teamrubiconusa.org/Team-Rubicons-Afghan-Resettlement-Support-and-Needs.pdf
Salvation Army Oak Creek Corps
8853 S. Howell Ave.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Donation Hours 7am – 5pm Monday – Friday
Salvation Army Madison Corps
3030 Darbo Drive
Madison, WI 53714
Donation Hours 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday
La Crosse, WI
Salvation Army La Crosse Corps
223 North 8th Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Donation Hours 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday
The Salvation Army Wausau Corps
202 Callon St.
Wausau, WI 54401
Donation Hours 8:30am- 4:00pm Monday – Friday
Monetary donations are still being accepted online and through the mail at the following locations:
- Online at https://bit.ly/Evacuee
- By texting Evacuee to 24365
- Online at our Walmart Registry for Good at https://www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood/015ce0c5-28b7-4931-8be3-c2a5e1c6e7ca
- By mailing a check to The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Divisional Headquarters, 11315 W Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Please write “Afghan Refugees” on the memo line.
“Any leftover funds would be used for case management, as this appears to be a long-term operation,” Benedict said.
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).