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"Meet The Need": Day 4 | Faithe Colas, The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee

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Listen: On our first Thursday of Meet The Need, we feature number 4 of 50, The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee. Whether it be their thrift shops, the countless popular cultural references to their organization (Guys and Dolls?), or their presence in countries all over the world, you probably know the Salvation Army name. But do you know what they do here in Milwaukee? Despite the large size of their international operations, each local branch is committed to the particular needs of the community where they have a presence. They tailor their services to need. Personally speaking, our interview with Faithe Colas, the Communications Director of Milwaukee's Salvation Army, revealed many sides of

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the organization I'd never seen. Take a listen:  -The Salvation Army does a lot of different things in a lot of different areas in the Greater Milwaukee area: [audio=1] -Faithe tells the story of a homeless young man she met at their Emergency Lodge when she first arrived at the Salvation Army: [audio=2] -The Salvation Army started in Milwaukee in 1889 on Water Street -- some history:

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Many times, discussions in about people in need are limited to people of color. Faithe addresses that perception:

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Faithe paints a picture of the work they do at Emergency Lodge: [audio=5] For more information on The Salvation Army Of Greater Milwaukee visit their website, and if you'd like to help The Salvation Army meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here. Produced by: Adam Carr salvation_army_1201