Montgomery Salvation Army is in the hole $125,000, Needs Donations


By Heather VacLav

The Montgomery Salvation Army is more than $125,000 in the hole, and needs the community's help, as it works to bring families shelter and hot meals.
This past Christmas season, the Salvation Army raised about $148,000, but the largest fundraiser of the year is still not enough funds to get it out of debt.
On any given afternoon, the Salvation army will serve up a hot free lunch to about 80 men, women and children. It's shelter also houses 80 beds for others who live at the shelter for one month.
"Sometimes you have to make hard decisions," said Capt. Mark Gilliam, with the Salvation Army.
"We're at a point now where we can't allow any more shortfall, we've got to work within our means to do what we can. We feel like the community is behind us, we're heading in the right direction."
Gilliam says every day in 2013, the shelter is near or past capacity, and lack of funding makes it harder to put the program first.
-Money: Online or by calling 334-265-0281.
-Thrift Store: clothing or goods
-Pantry: Canned goods, non-perishables


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