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March 26, 2003

Albany-- The signs of a faltering economy can be found at the Salvation Army office.

Caseworkers at the Albany location help families get the food and clothes they need. In recent months, they are seeing more people come through their doors seeking assistance. Major James Amburgey says, "We definitely have more people coming in right now, problem is not enough money. We can give them clothing and food, because we get some stuff from the Food Bank and that's very helpful."

Caseworkers field between 17 to 30 calls a day from struggling families looking for help with their utility bills. The federal government's shelter program gave the Albany branch a little money to help with these kind of requests--but Major Amburgey says that will be spent by the end of the week.

Posted at 3:33 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com