The local Salvation Army needs your help.
If you intended to write a check to the Salvation Army but just haven't got it done yet, put it on your to-do list — as in to do real soon.
If you haven't written a check to the Salvation Army and can spare some cash to help out a good cause, give it some thought.
The Salvation Army, a religious-based charitable organization that helps people in need, needs help itself. The organization's annual Christmas fundraising campaign has come up about $60,000 short of its $430,000 goal. If it's not able to meet its goal, the organization will have to cut back on its operations. That would be a shame because so many people need help.
Everybody knows that these are tough times. People keep waiting for the economy to pick up steam, but it's just not happening.
That means a lot of people are hurting. It also means that many of those who ordinarily could afford to be generous in previous years don't have as much disposable income.
That makes it all the more important for those who can afford to help to do so.
There are many worthy organizations seeking donations at this time of year, far more than most people can afford to support. But those who feel like they have some extra cash to spare could hardly do better providing financial reinforcements to The Salvation Army.