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Salvation Army issues a call for help

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  One of south Georgia's most visible charities continues to see more demand for services as donations decline.  The Salvation Army has helped people in Albany for 90 years.

Captain Doug MCClure talked about the organization's needs with Albany Rotary Club members today. McClure said in the last six months the Homeless Population Rapid Rehousing Program has spent about $40,000 to prevent Albany area families from becoming homeless.

That money came from a special government grant. They still need local contributions to continue everyday programs.

"These other programs, these outside things were able to bring are wonderful and come with their own funding but it doesn't change the fact that we still need local funding. We still have a shelter to open 365 days a year. We still feed two meals a day," said McClure.

Demands for utility assistance is also up. Click HERE  for information if you want to volunteer or donate.

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