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Salvation Army is helping families

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Salvation Army Captains Bobby and NaKisha Carr

By Capt. Bobby Carr

Special to the Salisbury Post

The Salvation Army in Rowan County assisted more than 5,000 people with rent utilities and food and other services this summer. We are now moving into the cold months and will see a continued need for food assistance and heat and electricity assistance.

We can and will meet the needs of our neighbors in-need because of people in the community that care and support our efforts.

Next month we will have our red kettles out for the holiday and Christmas season. All money raised in the kettles goes towards helping people here in Rowan County at Christmas and into the new year.

More need

When you give, you are warning hearts and homes and giving hope to those in-need in our community.

We need people to be a little more generous and dig a little deeper as we have seen a rise in need for food and utility assistance in our area. To complicate the rise in need, we had to take money out of our budget to fix the bus we use for food pickups and youth programs, due to vandalism.

We will continue to serve the needs we currently do with the community’s help here in Rowan County this year and into next year, just as The Salvation Army has for over 100 years here in Rowan County.

New program

To give the kids in our neighborhood a safe place to go after school, we plan to start the Key Builders Club on Jan. 4, 2018, at our Corps and community center located at 620 Bringle Ferry Road.

A snack will be served, along with youth programs and a safe place for school-age kids who live in the Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Bringle Ferry Road neighborhood to do homework or just be around other kids.

More information on this will be coming in December. The program will target kids in the neighborhood around the Salvation Army building.

With God’s blessing and the help of those who care about their neighbors in-need, we can make Christmas merry and the New Year of 2018 happy.

The Salvation Army is a Rowan County United Way agency.

To help the Salvation Army, send donations to P.0. Box 625, Salisbury, NC. 28144 or Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Capt. Bobby Carr is a corps officer for the Rowan County office of the Salvation Army.

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