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Salvation Army in Need of Donations

Officials for Morristown branch of international charity say continued economic issues as well as natural disasters resulted in decreased giving in 2012.

Salvation Army in Need of Donations

With day care center and youth programs in "dire jeopardy," Salvation Army’s "Morristown Corps.," located on Spring Street, is turning to neighbors for help.

"As our nation continues to endure deep economic impacts, more and more
families are seeking extraordinary assistance," said Morristown Corp. spokesperson Jasmin Sacarello in a press release. The Salvation Army has a responsibility, she said, to continue providing resources which include childcare programs (for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children); on-site food pantries; emergency homeless shelters, for women and children; shelters for men; and shelters for families.

Major Walter L. Droz noted in the press release, "that with the advent of natural disasters and the high unemployment rate, this year was a very challenging year for The Salvation Army, as the decrease of donations drastically affected the corps’ capacity to assist the growing demand.

"The need does not stop with the holidays,” he said.

The Salvation Army encourages donating this year, as "100 percent of donations are committed to our community," Sacarello said.

All contributions (check or money order) can be mailed to "The Salvation Army, 95 Spring St., Morristown, NJ 07960."

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