Salvation Army Christmas Assistance

Thanksgiving will come and go by the end of this week, which means means many in the area are already looking farther down the line to Christmas.

The Marquette Salvation Army still wants to hear from families that might like to be a part of its Christmas assistance program this year.

It’s a way to put some gifts under the tree for families that might find it difficult to have a bright Christmas.

Capt. Joel Arthur says it involves filling out an application with their social services office, where you’ll have to provide some information about your family’s financial situation, as well as birth certificates of your children.

The deadline to apply for the program was this Wednesday, the 23rd.

But they’ve decided to extend the deadline to December 2nd to help as many families as possible.

Ishpeming, Escanaba, Hancock, Iron Mountain and Sault Ste. Marie also have a Salvation Army Christmas assistance program.

You can contact any of them for more about the program, or about other things like volunteering as a bell ringer.