Salvation Army accepting applications for Christmas help

FLINT – The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program – a community wide effort – is The Salvation Army’s largest outreach event each year. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas. Last year, for example, more than 3,000 toys and gifts and more than 1,000 coats were distributed to children. Families who would like to receive assistance during the holidays must register and complete the application on the following registration dates:

Oct. 28-30, 2015 (Wed ­Fri) 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To sign up for assistance you must have the following documents with you:

Current I.D. for all adults in the household ­Social Security Cards or a print out from the social security office dated within 30 days and Michigan Driver’s Licenses or Michigan IDs.

Proof of dependents in the home ­Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards or a print out from the social security office dated within 30 days. Must be parent or provide proof of legal guardianship.

Current Bills – Bills must contain the name and address of the individual applying for assistance. Current bills include Rent, Mortgage, Water, Gas, Electric, Telephone, Cable, etc.

Proof of Income ­Pay stubs, Child Support Statement, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DHS Statement, Unemployment/ Workman’s Comp, etc.

You must have all the information listed above at the time of your application or you will be asked to leave and return with the required documentation. Sign up at one of the following locations:

Flint Citadel Corps, 211 W. Kearsley St., call: 810-232­2196 Flint Beecher Corps, 1475 W. Coldwater Rd., call 810-789­4003 Families may apply to only one agency for Christmas Assistance the list of people being assisted is shared with other agencies in the area, so that there is no duplication of service and so that everyone who needs assistance will be able to find it. – G.G.

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