Donations to The Salvation Army Will Be Doubled Thanks To Anonymous Match

Apr 13, 2020

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Donations to The Salvation Army Will Be Doubled Thanks To Anonymous Match

WAUWATOSA - An anonymous donor will provide a generous match grant to The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan's (WUM) COVID-19 response efforts. 

In order to receive the $125,000 donation, WUM must raise up to $125,000 in cash donations from April 13 until June 1, 2020. 

"With a record number of layoffs and reduced work hours, the need for assistance continues to rise. Providing meals for hungry families, the elderly and children out of school is a top priority," said Major Steve Woodard, Milwaukee County Coordinator. "Your donations will help us respond quickly to the most vulnerable among us."

Based on national averages:

  • A $10 donation feeds a person in need for one day
  • A $30 donation provides one food box containing staple foods for a family of four
  • A $250 donation can provide a hot, to-go meal to 100 people

Here's how you can help:

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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).


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