The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Will Accept Needed Supplies at Service Centers

Mar 23, 2020

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The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Accepting Needed Supplies
Monetary gifts remain the most effective form of support

WAUWATOSA, WI – The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan is evolving efforts to meet rising need due to COVID-19. With a presence in almost every ZIP code in the state, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to meet the changing needs of Wisconsin's most vulnerable. Monetary donations will allow the most efficient response to evolving demand, but we will now accept select in-kind goods at locations across the state. 

“Responding to crisis is in our DNA,” said Major Steve Woodard, Milwaukee County Coordinator. “In our 150-year history, societal events have taught us to be flexible and adapt. This isn’t the first time we’ve had to evolve our services due to demands from pandemics or wide-scale economic hardships. We’re prepared and we’re honored to be stewards of the public’s generosity.” 

Donations will help support essential Salvation Army programs that shelter and feed vulnerable individuals and families, provide emergency assistance and support the emergency personnel mobilized to fight the pandemic. 

Gifts can be made by:

Additionally, if anyone finds themselves with extra basic necessities that can be given to someone in need, they can drop them off at their local Salvation Army. These items include:   

  • Nonperishable Food – Food items must be packaged in sturdy cans, boxes or bags. Avoid items packaged in glass. Acceptable items include: canned meals (soup, stew, chili), tuna (or other canned meats), boxed instant meals (mac and cheese, Hamburger Helper), peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned beans, pasta and spaghetti sauce, rice, cereal, healthy snacks, flour and sugar.
  • Baby Supplies – Formula, food, bottles, pacifiers, diapers and wipes. 
  • Hygiene Products – Purchased and unused items such as hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors, deodorant, hairbrushes and combs, and feminine hygiene products.
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing Items – Antibacterial spray (such as Lysol), antibacterial wipes, bleach, dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent
  • Paper Products – Paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper

If you are need assistance, please visit to find your local service center

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