If you are looking for ways to give back to the community during the holiday season, the Salvation Army is asking for your contributions.
Cody Monkman with the Neighborhood Care Center In Clinton indicates the DeWitt County Salvation Army chapter is based out of the Neighborhood Care Center. He says this came to be through his involvement with the Neighborhood Care Center and the First Christian Church.
With the loss of Walmart last year, the Salvation Army did a letter drive instead of the traditional red kettle campaign. Monkman notes they found that this was better due to funding allocations.
With the financial hardships brought upon by the global pandemic, Monkman says more people and new people are coming to the Neighborhood Care Center asking for help.
Laura Conheady says the Salvation Army funds are used for utility bills, rent, and gas vouchers. With their funds from last year, they have only been able to give $25 per family.
To donate to the Salvation Army, send contributions to the Neighborhood Care Center at P.O. Box 346 Clinton, IL 61727 ATTN: Laura Conheady. Please make checks available to The Salvation Army.