Salvation Army Accepting Application For Christmas Assistance

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Panama City- Monday was the first day for Bay County families to apply for Christmas food and toy assistance from the Salvation Army.

The application line in Panama City on Monday morning ran all along the front of the building.
To apply, you'll need picture ID's for applicants and all adults in the household, social security cards for everyone, and birth certificates for children ages twelve and under.
Guardians must also prove custody of children living with them to receive food or toys for Christmas.
There are other qualifications needed such as proof of income and expenses.

Members of the Salvation Army say last year they helped nearly one thousand families in Bay County and this year, they're expecting to help even more.

"We've had many calls, many calls from people trying to get this in order. It's only October and they're already thinking about Christmas. They've been looking for jobs, haven't been able to find that job, and they want to make sure that their child is going to be helped on Christmas," said Shae Wells, the Lead Case Worker for the Salvation Army.

You can put in an application this week at the Salvation Army Administration Office, next to the organizations thrift store on 15th Street in Panama City.

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