Green Bay Packers to Raise Needed Funding for The Salvation Army in NFL “Draft-A-Thon”

Apr 22, 2020

 
Salvation Army Media Contact:
Amy Hand 
Media Relations Director
amy.hand@usc.salvationarmy.org
Cell: (414) 333-5418

Packers Media Contact:
Aaron Popkey
920-569-7211
PopkeyA@packers.com

Green Bay Packers to Raise Needed Funding for The Salvation Army in NFL “Draft-A-Thon” April 23-25
Green Bay Packers fans encouraged to donate during three-day virtual event supporting COVID-19 charities

MILWAUKEE, WI – This week, the Green Bay Packers will raise funds and awareness for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County as part of the NFL’s virtual “Draft-A-Thon,” a three-day virtual fundraiser to support those impacted by COVID-19. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, The Salvation Army has been on the front lines serving Milwaukee County’s most vulnerable populations – those living in poverty or experiencing homelessness – who are more susceptible to the health and economic risks of the crisis. 

Green Bay Packers fans from across the country are encouraged to donate April 23-25 at NFL.com/relief to support The Salvation Army. There is also a text-to-donate option. As the nation’s largest social service organization, with more than 7,600 service locations across the country and four in Milwaukee County, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to meet human need amid this crisis and in the coming weeks, months and potentially years. 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has evolved service delivery to ensure that the immediate needs of Milwaukee County’s most vulnerable populations are met:

  • 2,821 people have been served through our five food pantries
  • 3,260 lunches have been served to healthcare workers at three hospitals and 10 clinics through the Helping Hands for Healthcare Heroes Initiative 
  • 23,450 meals have been served in Oak Creek in partnership with the Oak Creek School District 

“The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is honored to be one of the charities selected for the 2020 Draft-A-Thon,” said Major Steve Woodard. “As the full impact of this crisis is felt by the people of Milwaukee County, The Salvation Army will continue to meet need in His name for anyone in need of our services, but we need public support to do so. Whether you cheer for the Green Bay Packers from right here in Milwaukee County or from afar, we hope you will join our team of staff and volunteers in the Fight for Good.” 

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is one of two statewide service organizations selected by the Green Bay Packers to benefit from the virtual fundraiser. 

To learn more about The Salvation Army’s efforts in your community, visit SAMilwaukee.org.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.


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