Sign-up for Christmas assistance from the Salvation Army

GENESEE COUNTY — Families living in Genesee County that need Christmas assistance with toys, coats and food, to ensure a blessed Christmas holiday for their children, should come and apply for The Salvation Army’s 2019 Christmas Assistance program.

Sign-up will be held for four days starting Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Beecher Corps, 1475 W. Coldwater Rd. and Wednesday through Friday, at the Flint Citadel, 211 W. Kearsley St. Sign-up will continue Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oct. 24, extended hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program is intended to help Genesee County residents who would otherwise be unable to provide Christmas gifts to their children. Children over 14 years of age are not eligible for toys. Families may apply to only one agency for Christmas Assistance.

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

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.

Proof of dependents in the home – Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards. Must be parents or provide proof of legal guardianship. CASE SUMMARY FROM DHHS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS BIRTH RECORD AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.

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. 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).

Details: Call 810-232-2196. — G.G.