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Salvation Army seems to have done better

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Many in southwest Georgia gave generously to The Salvation Army this holiday season, but they worry that won't be the case in 2011. The Salvation Army's kettle campaign wrapped up Christmas Eve.

While they're still calculating the totals, early estimates are donations are up this year.

They are still down from three years ago. The Salvation Army foresees a critical situation in 2011, even with the economy turning around they expect many people will find themselves with less discretionary income.

"We just want to remind people there's people that still need their assistance on the outside. There's still people who could be forgotten, that could be neglected that could be left behind even thought he economy could turn around doesn't mean everyone's economy is going to turn around," said Salvation Army chief, Captain Doug McClure.

The Salvation Army has more demand on their resources, with colder nights so far this fall and winter.

They've also had as many as 300 people taking advantage of the new Place for Hope daytime shelter.


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