Salvation Army seeks donations

The Salvation Army is seeking donations to keep their doors open and help locals who are in need.

Capt. Ron Cook, of the Salvation Army, said the donations received during the holiday season have been used up, and the non-profit now has very little money to work with.

“We didn’t reach our goal for the Christmas season,” Cook said. “So now we’re at a point where this month we could close our doors if we don’t get funding in.”

If that happened, Cook said members of the community would be negatively impacted.

“We would have to lay off employees and we’d have to quit serving the community as a whole,” he said. “It would end our feeding program which would put the needy out on the street.”

In February, the Salvation Army served 2,939 meals. They also assist with food pantries, emergency housing and counseling.

“The Salvation Army has always relied on the generosity of local residents to help us do our work, and we are making a special plea at this time for support,” Cook said.

He added that those looking to donate can either send or bring the money in person to 126 N. Seventh Street.