May 8, 2020 is The Salvation Army of Dane County Day in Madison

May 4, 2020

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Mayoral Proclamation:

May 8, 2020 is The Salvation Army of Dane County Day in Madison

Cloth masks are requested in lieu of a celebration

MADISON, WI - Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has proclaimed May 8, 2020 to be The Salvation Army of Dane County Day in Madison. Celebratory events have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still ways to get involved.

Donations of reusable cloth masks are requested help protect the rising number of people in need of services. The Salvation Army continues its work in pandemic relief offering shelter to women and families, operating a feeding program with community partners, and providing relief supplies to those in need. While maintaining case management and other essential services, The Salvation Army relies on donors and volunteers for their support.

The Salvation Army began work in the Capital Area in 1890, gradually increasing its presence to include the only Single Women’s Shelter and the only Emergency Family Shelter in Dane County, seven housing programs, after school and summer day camp programs through the community center, spiritual care, chapel, emergency disaster services, and more.

COVID-19 relief donations can be brought to 3030 Darbo Drive on weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Online donations are accepted at



About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is Doing The Most Good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.

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