Salvation Army Officials Worry About Donations

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

With the economy still in bad shape, many organizations that help the less fortunate are worried about donations.

That is not stopping the Salvation Army from feeding families this Thanksgiving.

Salvation Army officials say more families will not be able to afford a turkey dinner this year, so they are serving up some help.

At a time when most worry about eating too much, some families worry if they will be able to eat at all.

“Imagine if you had nothing and had six or seven children and you do not have anything for Thanksgiving,” Elisha Morris said.

Elisha Morris with the Salvation Army says cutbacks coupled with a higher cost of living are some of the reasons why families cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal.

But thanks to money received from last years bell ringing fundraiser, more then one hundred families will have something to be thankful for.

“This has got seventeen to eighteen items in each bag, four liters of pop, a turkey, you know that helps a lot,” Morris said.

But what about next year? Salvation Army officials are concerned.

“I know when we start bell ringing we will probably be down this year because people will be struggling to buy gifts, food,” Morris said.

If that happens, Morris says next year's Thanksgiving dinner could come without some of the fixings.

Salvation Army officials say they were going to giveaway the holiday dinners Tuesday, but the snow in the forecast changed that.

If you want to help the Salvation Army call (606) 233-1760


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  • by Jimmy on Nov 25, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    I see no need to worry, Bush will step right in and save the world!!!
  • by Terri on Nov 25, 2008 at 11:04 AM
    Allen, there is always a sore loosing republican somewhere, but I'm sure you will enjoy the adavntages of his economic policies or do you Bush's better?
  • by Suzie Location: Lexington on Nov 25, 2008 at 09:58 AM
    Hey Sally: if you really believe that, you are nothing but a sheep listening to everything the media feeds you. I'm a Democrat but I know there is more to it than Bush/Cheney (you spelled Cheney wrong) and the Republicans. You are the type of Liberal that gives others a bad name. You can only see the bad from a one-sided view. You need to get out of the house more and actually question what you hear. You might be surprised what you find out...then again, maybe you won't. You have your head so far up I'm guessing you'll never hear the "pop."
  • by Sally on Nov 25, 2008 at 08:43 AM
    Thanks Bush/Chaney and all the republicans for all you do especially destroying the economy for all.
  • by Allen Location: Lex on Nov 25, 2008 at 07:21 AM
    No need to worry, the Messiah has been elected. He can turn water into Kool Aid and will feed the world. He is the savior; THE CHOSEN ONE!

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