Salvation Army announces final application days for Christmas help

FLINT — The Salvation Army will take final applications for Christmas assistance for Genesee County residents from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 18. This will be the last opportunity for 2016 Christmas assistance.

Those in need of help with toys and food for the holiday season should go to The Salvation Army, 211 W. Kearsley Street in downtown Flint. No appointment is needed.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas. Children older than 14 are not eligible for toys. To sign up for help, applicants must bring the following documents:

• Michigan I.D. and Social Security cards for all adults in the household. Case summary from DHHS will be accepted as proof of Social Security number and birth record.

• Proof of dependents in the home — birth certificates and Social Security cards. Must be parents or provide proof of legal guardianship.

• Current bills for the last 30 days – Bills must contain the name and address of the individual applying for assistance. Current bills include rent, mortgage, water, gas, electric, telephone, cable, etc. The Salvation Army will print water or Consumers Energy bills on site, if needed.

• Proof of Income for the last 30 days — pay stubs, child support statement, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, Unemployment/ Workman’s Comp, etc. Notice of case action (from DHHS) will be accepted as income statement (statement cannot be more than 6 months old).

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