SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 (BOWLING GREEN OHIO) – The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance from October 1st to November 30th. Families can apply to receive a food basket for Thanksgiving and Christmas (limited assistance on a first come, first serve basis) as well as toys for children 14 years of age and younger.
Applications for families living in Wood County will be taken Monday through Friday 9:00 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm -3:00 pm at The Salvation Army office located at 1045 N. Main Street, Bowling Green Ohio.
Applicants must bring the following documentation:
Photo ID for all Adults in the Household
Proof of Age for all Children in Household: ex. Birth Certificates, Shot Record, School Papers
Proof of Household Income within the last 30 Days
Proof of Address within the last 30 days: ex. Copy of Lease, Utility Bill, Mortgage Papers
The Salvation Army is also looking for local businesses, churches and organizations to participate in the Christmas Adopt-A-Family and Angel Tree programs as well as our Red Kettle Bell Ringing Campaign. To learn more about The Salvation Army or these programs, please contact our office at (419) 352-5918.
About The Salvation Army in Northwest Ohio
The Salvation Army, founded internationally in 1865 and established locally in 1887, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. It has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 126 years in Northwest Ohio. Nearly 40,000 individuals throughout Northwest Ohio receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for those who are hungry, relief for victims of disasters, assistance for those who are disabled, outreach to those who are elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the those who are homeless, opportunities for children who are underserved, and alcohol and drug counseling for those who are struggling with addictions. 88 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services. For more information, go to www.salvationarmynwohio.org.