We know it’s only October, but Christmas seems to come quicker every year. That can be a little unsettling considering the state of the economy and the recent reports on the poverty rates in Indiana – 16.3% - the highest in 30 years. Let’s face it, families are struggling to make ends meet. Many folks in Indiana are beginning to inquire about Christmas assistance. It’s overwhelming when you can hardly come up with the basics – like rent, utilities, gas, etc. Who can bear to think about making sure their children have a few gifts under the Christmas tree while worrying about putting food on the table night after night?
That’s where The Salvation Army comes in. We’re here not only here to assist people with those everyday necessities, but also to bring a little joy to children & their families at Christmastime. With that spirit of giving, we invite you to contact your local community’s Salvation Army Corps at the beginning of November to begin the application for Christmas assistance. You can locate the phone number and email for the officer in charge, in the “Contact Us” section of this website. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and direct you to the date, time, and place for applying to get help for Christmas 2011.