The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County
Press Release

Echelon MKE to Host ‘Dinner in the Alley’ to Aid Homeless Population

Tickets to summer’s most meaningful meal on sale today!

By - Apr 12th, 2019 11:05 am

MILWAUKEE – Echelon Milwaukee is thrilled to bring back Dinner in the Alley (DIA) this summer! On Saturday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy the most meaningful meal you’ll have all summer in the Bucks Live Block near Fiserv Forum, while bringing awareness and support to Milwaukee’s homeless population.

The fifth annual DIA is hosted by The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s young professional group, Echelon MKE. With the purchase of a ticket, guests will enjoy an outdoor dinner, drinks, and entertainment beneath the twinkle lights of the new Bucks Live Block. Long community tables will allow for guests to build community and conversation aimed around how to fight the tragic homeless epidemic, not only in Milwaukee County but all over the world.

“Echelon Milwaukee has a vision to end homelessness,” said Major Steve Merritt, the Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. “Therefore, 100 percent of the proceeds will support The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s homeless shelter, the Emergency Lodge.”

Ticket prices include food from local food trucks: Meat on the Street, Paella Police, Hidden Kitchen and Fresh Fin Poke, along with beer and wine. Happy hour kicks off at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. Guests must be 21+ to enter.

Dinner in the Alley would not be possible without sponsorship from Rebel Squid, Tuna Traffic, Houseworks Collective, MKE Brewing Co., Rockstar and Country Financial.

Tickets and information are available online: http://salar.my/DIA2019. Follow along on social media: #DinnerintheAlley #EchelonMKE

About Echelon
As a local chapter of the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army, Echelon Milwaukee is a community of 50 diverse young professionals collectively serving The Salvation Army in Milwaukee County. Echelon Milwaukee has a vision to end homelessness in Milwaukee through its support of The Salvation Army. Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation of Salvation Army volunteers and supporters by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship, networking, professional development, fundraising, volunteering and service to others. To learn more, visitwww.echelonmke.org

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.

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