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Stimulus grant helps Salvation Army assist the homeless

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Salvation Army is getting $10 million  in stimulus money to help fight homelessness in Southwest Georgia.

Salvation Army leaders met with other agencies Monday to talk about how the money will be distributed. People can start applying November 10th to see if they qualify for rent and utility assistance.

The Salvation Army wants to roll out the program slowly, so they'll only approve about 12 to 15 applications a month. 

"Maybe somebody may not need the money right now, but maybe in February, March, or April down the road next year they come into a point where they may really, really, would qualify for this funding," said Captain Doug McClure. "If we give it all out the first time, it's not available to people who could really use that need."

The Salvation Army has two years to use the $10 million to help people in Dougherty, Terrell, Lee, Early, Worth, Turner, Baker, Miller, and Calhoun Counties.

 

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