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HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING . . .

 . . . to stem the tide of the Corona Virus.

As of Friday, May 1, 2020 (6:30am)

Video of our Food Pantry Program -- Changes for Safety in the COVID Pandemic

Video of our Community Hot Meals Program -- Changes for Safety in the COVID Pandemic

 

As of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (10:30am)

Here are ways that people like you are already helping us serve others during the Corona pandemic:

1) Make a financial gift online: The quickest and safest way to help those in need is to donate to the Waukesha Corps online. Be sure to include your zip code, at-- <bit.ly/WaukeshaDonateOnline>

2) Wal-Mart Registry For Good: You can shop for food and sanitation items we need, online with Wal-Mart, and ship them to us at this link: <bit.ly/Wal-MartRegistryForGood-Waukesha>

3) Donate Needed Supplies: We are accepting your donations while providing comfortable social distance. Non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, baby items, toilet paper and hand sanitizer are all gratefully accepted near the door red doors off our parking lot, 445 Madison Street, Waukesha, on M-F between 8am-Noon and 1-4pm.

4) Create Your Own Fundraiser: With a few quick steps, you can create your own personal fundraiser, set a goal and tell your story of why you're helping, at-- <FundraiserForGood.org>

5) Share Our Social Media and Website posts: You can provide powerful support simply by sharing our Facebook and Twitter posts, and Website address: <WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org>

 

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020 (2pm)

1) Our busy BREAD ROOM has been moved out of the building but is under cover until further notice. The Bread Room is operated on a "take as needed/leave as you can basis" for residents of Waukesha County (receiving Community Meals or Food Pantry provisions requires the information as explained in #2.) Welcome!

2) Our FOOD PANTRY distribution for Waukesha County residents will take place at this same spot-- outside and under cover-- (Tu & We 1-4pm, and, Fr 9am-Noon.) If not already registered, please be sure to bring your state-issued ID, a piece of received mail and for each child his or her birth certificate (or if easier) immunization record. Welcome!

3) Our 3x/wk hot COMMUNITY MEALS will be served in portable clam shell take-away styros at this same location from 5:00-5:40pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday early evenings. If you're not yet registered, please bring the same information as in #2 above. Welcome!

4) If you wish to, donations in support of these and other programs are most easily made in any of these ways:

=> mailed check to 445 Madison Street in Waukesha, 53188

=> by texting the word WAUKESHA to 24365

=> by donating via our website, <WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org>

Thank you for your caring and generosity to those most in need in Waukesha County, and, thank you for everyone's ongoing cooperation, adaptations and adjustments during the nationwide Corona Virus precautions.


Basic covid-19 info: wAUKESHA SALVATION ARMY

(Published: 03-17-2020. Updated 03-18-2020)

1. YOUTH: The Waukesha School District has suspended in-person school activities, and all of our Youth Activities are suspended until further notice.

2. CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS: Both the Thursday Noon weekly Kiwanis lunch meeting and the Wednesday morning weekly TOPS meeting (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) are suspended until further notice. We are working to confirm similar suspensions with the contact persons of other organizations that use our building -- in short, all public gatherings/meetings are suspended for now.

3. BUILDING CLOSED:  Men will continue to be buzzed into the Emergency Shelter as always. If access to the building is needed otherwise, please call the office at 262-547-7367 for admittance.

4. SPRING BREAK -- FEED THE KIDS: Will go on as intended, (as a walk-up bagged lunch program in Waukesha's Sentinel Park) during the week of what was to have been the Waukesha School District's Spring Break-- March 23rd-27th.

5. OUR LATEST NEWS RELEASES: 

News Release: For Immediate Release:   Tues, March 31, 2020

For more information contact:

Cheri Winchowky

Youth Ministry Director

Waukesha County Salvation Army

Phone: 262-547-7367 or cheri.winchowky@usc.salvationarmy.org

 

Registration Open, Paid Camp Counselors Sought - Salvation Army Day Camp

Popular Summer Day Camp Gearing up for Fun Season of Learning-Sponsorships Available

 

(Waukesha) . . .  While every household, business, church and organization works its way through the historic Corona virus pandemic, plans for the eventual return to normalcy continue at The Salvation Army Waukesha, including work on its popular Summer Day Camp program.

The Waukesha Salvation Army Summer Day Camp is designed to serve children from low-income, indigent families living in Waukesha City and County. Now in this 12th year of the program, comes a new sponsorship opportunity to underwrite a Salvation Army day camper intended for generous and caring families, businesses, churches or civic organizations.

 

“While we have an established fee structure, we often accept children whose families can only afford to pay a very nominal fee,” explained youth ministry director, Cheri Winchowky. This places significant strain on the charity’s ability to serve all children who may be at-risk.

 

“The cost of serving each child is about $200 per week, so for the duration of the eight week program, a gift of $1,600 purchases the entire Summer Day Camp experience for one child, including meals, field trips, staffing, transportation and materials.

 

Programs and activities include Christian education, character building, art, drama & music lessons, swimming, other sports/games, engaging educational field trips, team building skills, community service work, “STEAM” activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), nutrition education and more.

 

We’re encouraging families to get their 2nd-thru-8th grade children and grandchildren registered at our website.  We are also actively seeking interested adults looking for a fulfilling, full or part time Summer job and strongly encouraging them to get their application in right away,” explained Winchowky.

Registration information and forms are all online at: <https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/waukesha/empower-youth/>

Applications for paid camp counselor employment must be made via: <http://bit.ly/CampCounselor2020>

The Waukesha Salvation Army’s 2020 Summer Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from June 22nd through August 21st, with 4th of July week OFF. For more information contact either Cheri Winchowky or Caroline Remmers at 262-547-7367.

The 501c(3) charity’s annual budget is roughly $1.6-million for programs to help meet daily humanitarian and spiritual needs within Waukesha County, including:  

  • Being a Christian Church with a chapel, services each Sunday at 11:00am and religious study opportunities;
  • Providing hundreds of free hot evening meals weekly on Tues, Thurs and Sat;
  • Distributing tens of thousands of donated bakery items and loaves of bread to the poor;
  • Providing free backpacks of weekend meal food-- for families-- distributed through school;
  • Operating a popular Summer Day Camp program through its Youth Ministry;
  • Operating the largest homeless shelter for men in Waukesha County;
  • Operating a large food pantry;
  • Operating an Emergency Disaster Services team, called out by the Sheriff’s Department;
  • Offering varied programs to provide emergency help with prescriptions, utilities, and clothing;
  • At Christmas, managing a family “Toy Shop” so children in disadvantaged families can enjoy gifts;
  • Having a canopy booth at each of Waukesha’s ten Friday Night Live events downtown;
  • Staging a popular 5K run/2-mile walk fundraising event, this year on Saturday, Sept. 12th at 9am;
  • Producing a series of annual community Christmas Concerts in mid-December; and much more

This is The Salvation Army-Waukesha’s 126th year of service locally in Waukesha County. The 501(c)3 charity and church was founded local in Waukesha in 1894. More information is available on its Facebook Page or at WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1865.

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News Release: For Immediate Release:   Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Feed the Kids” Lunches Are Collaboration between Schools and Salvation Army

Three full weeks of lunches for hungry children off of school because of virus precautions

 

(Waukesha) . . .  While Waukesha Schools continue to offer breakfast and lunch ‘take away” meals for school children the rest of this week and during the week of March 30th, The Salvation Army Waukesha will offer lunch meals (not breakfast) during what had been scheduled as Spring Break-- Monday through Friday, March 23rd - 27th 2020.

By order of Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, schools throughout Wisconsin are closed until April 6th.

The Waukesha Salvation Army will be serving free bag lunches to 200-300 children and their caretakers, daily from 11:45am-12:30pm via the charity’s mobile kitchen, at the City of Waukesha’s “Sentinel Park,” near Wal-Mart on the south side.

“Without these efforts to provide lunch, the children who receive free or reduced price meals at school might otherwise go hungry,” explained Dana Baumgartner, local Salvation Army social services director.

“During this week, our modest sack lunch between 11:45am and 12:30pm may be, for many, their only full meal of the day in families for which ‘food insecurity’ is an issue,” Baumgartner said.

The Waukesha County Salvation Army’s “Feed-The-Kids” program operates not only during Spring break but again all summer long, Baumgartner explained. And, at least for now, the Corona Virus precautions mean that The Salvation Army Waukesha will be purchasing food supplies in addition to encouraging public donations of peanut butter, jelly, single serving snack items and juice boxes. The food pantry continues to accept gifts of non-perishable food staples.

 “The best and easiest way to help until the situation changes is through a direct monetary gift mailed to 445 Madison Street, Waukesha 53188 or a gift made via our electronic Text-to-Give program,” stated Corps Officer, Major Timothy Nauta.

Donors can simply use their cell phone to text the word WAUKESHA to 24365 and choose to give in any amount. “Financial support for our Feed the Kids Program is needed now and as we ramp up for our much larger Summer feeding program,” Nauta explained.

Once school is out for the Summer, The Salvation Army Waukesha Monday-through-Friday, from June through August, makes hundreds of sandwiches and packs as many lunches, then loads them all into the center’s “Mobile Kitchen” serving truck. The lunches and drinks are handed out to registrants near the playground at the park, located on Madera Street. Interested persons may learn more at WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org.

The 501c(3) charity’s annual budget is roughly $1.6-million for programs to help meet daily humanitarian needs within Waukesha County, including:  

  • Being a Christian Church with a chapel, services each Sunday at 11:00am and religious study opportunities;
  • Providing hundreds of free hot evening meals weekly on Tues, Thurs and Sat;
  • Distributing tens of thousands of donated bakery items and loaves of bread to the poor;
  • Providing free backpacks of weekend meal food-- for families-- distributed through school;
  • Operating a popular Summer Day Camp program through its Youth Ministry;
  • Operating the largest homeless shelter for men in Waukesha County;
  • Operating a large food pantry;
  • Operating an Emergency Disaster Services team, called out by the Sheriff’s Department;
  • Offering varied programs to provide emergency help with prescriptions, utilities, and clothing;
  • At Christmas, managing a family “Toy Shop” so children in disadvantaged families can enjoy gifts;
  • Having a canopy booth at each of Waukesha’s ten Friday Night Live events downtown;
  • Staging a popular 5K run/2-mile walk fundraising event, this year on Saturday, Sept. 12th at 9am;
  • Producing a series of annual community Christmas Concerts in mid-December; and much more

This is The Salvation Army-Waukesha’s 126th year of service in Waukesha County. The 501(c)3 charity was founded locally in Waukesha in 1894. More information is available on its Facebook Page or at WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org 

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1865.

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Ongoing Communication: To the best of our ability, we will use social media, our website, the area news media, the closing announcement services of area media, our outgoing phone messages, signage and other communications channels to keep you informed -- on an ongoing basis -- of these and other announcements.

Website:   WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org
Phone:      262-547-7367
Shelter:     262-650-3087

THANK YOU - - your special prayers for those we serve, for our staff, and for the limited volunteers we are able to utilize during this time, are deeply appreciated.

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