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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