The Salvation Army To Co-Host Block Party, Basketball Tournament

Jun 3, 2019

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The Salvation Army To Co-Host Block Party, Basketball Tournament


MILWAUKEE COUNTY – The Salvation Army West Corps Worship & Community Center, along with several other local organizations, is hosting its second annual Father Figure and Sons Midtown Block Party on Saturday, June 15.

The block party and picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Salvation Army West Corps, 1645 N 25th St. 

"Our goal is to build a genuine sense of community and peace," said Captain Jean Thammavongsa. "We want people to get out of their homes and feel safe and welcome in our neighborhood." 

The event will feature free haircuts, free food and ice cream, a basketball tournament, a bounce house, a DJ, games, a firetruck, a Survive Alive House and community resources. 

Alderman Russell Stamper, Milwaukee Police Captain Jeffrey Norman and County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde will give remarks at noon.

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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). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support more than 80 programs and services. 


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