The Salvation Army To Recognize Volunteers At Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Apr 23, 2024

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The Salvation Army To Recognize Volunteers At Annual Appreciation Luncheon

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will present several recognition awards at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 24.

The celebration will take place from 11 to 1:30 p.m. (program begins at 11:45 p.m.) at The Salvation Army of Oak Creek, 8853 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154.

“We are honored to recognize each of these extraordinary volunteers for their dedication in helping The Salvation Army,” said Major Beverly Gates, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. “Selecting those to recognize every year is never easy, as the contributions made by each one of our volunteers are significant and valued.”

Our army of volunteers gave more than 9,800 hours combined to the programs and services of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County in 2023.

Those receiving awards are as follows:

2023 Doing the Most Good Awards: Patrick Glavey, Maryann Wieczorek, Target
2023 Volunteer of the Year – Citadel Corps: Ruthie Johnson
2023 Volunteer of the Year – Cold Spring Corps: Margarita Arce, Paulina Acevedo
2023 Volunteer of the Year – Oak Creek Corps: Cynthia Ryan
2023 Volunteer of the Year – West Corps: David Flack
2023 Volunteer of the Year – Emergency Lodge: The Piccola Salon Group
2023 Chaplain of the Year – The Riebe Family – Edward Sr., Pamela, Edward Jr., and Joseph
2023 Emergency Disaster Services – Edward Riebe Sr.
2023 Service Club of the Year – Franklin Lioness Club
2023 Youth Group Bell Ringers of the Year – Volunteers of Oak Creek
2023 Celebrity Bell Ringing Champions – The Wisconsin Diamond Dancers
2023 Chaplain/MPD Kettle Challenge Champions – Milwaukee Police Department District 4

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

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