National Salvation Army Week Observed May 11 - 17
SHEBOYGAN, WI (May 8, 2020) - "The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood…their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is a neighbor and kin to all Americans.” So decreed President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his proclamation recognizing the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954. Historically observed the second week of May, National Salvation Army Week celebrates the organization known for “Doing the Most Good” around the world.
The essential services provided by The Salvation Army Sheboygan on a year-round basis – homeless shelter, food pantry, disaster relief, financial assistance, mental health counseling and others – are for the benefit of Sheboygan county’s most vulnerable people. Because of a lack of information and access to good hygiene, homeless families and those living in poverty have been hit especially hard by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Although this is an unprecedented time in our history, facing stark realities is not new for The Salvation Army. Throughout its 153-year ministry, it has delivered programming rooted in hope, which is a critical component to overcoming adversity.
During this year’s recognition, The Salvation Army Sheboygan encourages people to learn about the programs available by:
- Visiting www.sasheboygan.org
- Following www.facebook.com/sasheboygan
- Listening to Major Jay Davis Sundays at 7:30am on WHBL 1330 AM or 101.5 FM