Friday, November 18, 2011
Many Wichita families are turning for help as the economy continues to struggle. The Salvation Army Mission of Hope aims to help those families during the holidays.
“Donations to the Mission of Hope help us meet the immediate needs of families and individuals during the holidays and also funds programs all year long,” said Douglas Rowland, Major and Wichita City Commander with The Salvation Army.
The Mission of Hope campaign recently announced its 2011 fundraising goal of $1.7 million. Organizers said the program assisted 8,000 families and 11,500 children last year.
The Salvation Army Mission of Hope will be accepting Christmas applications for the Angel Tree and Star of Hope program through Monday, Nov. 28. Applications are being accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City Command location, 350 N. Market.
Applicants will need to provide proof of address, proof of income, and a legal form of identification.
Those who take a name from the Angel Tree or Star of Hope are asked to return their new, unwrapped donations to Towne East Square or Towne West Square by Monday, Dec. 12.