The Salvation Army recognizes volunteer heroes at annual luncheon

April 14, 2016


On Monday, April 11, 2016 the Salvation Army hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon during National Volunteer Week. The event took place at the Italian Conference Center, 631 East Chicago Street and honored local volunteers. Volunteers are not only the heart of The Salvation Army, they are heroes.

The Salvation Army recognized the following outstanding individuals and groups for their services to others including, Milwaukee Fire Department Chief Mark Rohlfing; Brookfield Central High School Red Kettle Club, Tripoli Shriners Club; WISN Channel 12’s Christina Palladino; volunteer of the year Sister Jeanetta Herrera; Joy Cony, and Fox 6’s Vince Condella.

The Volunteer Service Group of the Year award (left photo, from left) went to the Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center for their efforts to help women in the correctional system readjust and start a new life outside of prison. The award was presented to work release coordinator Ivy Seapardine and superintendent assistant divisional direction of development Pamela Zank, who received their award from Salvation Army assistant director of development Faithe Colas.

The Chaplaincy Program Volunteer of the Year award (right photo, from left) went to Milwaukee Police Department Inspector Jutiki Jackson and was presented by Salvation Army Commander, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Major Dan Jennings. The Chaplaincy Program helps to provide emotional and spiritual care/support to those that have been affected by an incident where the Milwaukee Police Department determines the need. The program involves citizens, police officers and members of all beliefs working together to build relationships with people to foster safe neighborhoods.