Jan 13, 2020 2:46 PM

Hutchinson Salvation Army needs help reaching goal

Posted Jan 13, 2020 2:46 PM

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. —

The Hutchinson Salvation Army still needs your help to reach its goal.

"We're at just over $208,000," said Major Paul James. "Our goal was $230,000. We've come a long way in just the last couple of weeks since Christmas ended. We still have some time left and need your support."

The deadline for the campaign is January 31.

"If you come into our office we can make sure, if it's through a credit card, we can do that," James said. "Many of you receive letters in the mail asking for your support, or if you just want to write a check, drop it by, mail it to our office at 700 North Walnut and we can get it that way, as well."

In addition to the local programming James oversees, there is also a program for veterans with a case manager in Wichita called Supportive Services for Veteran Families he wanted to highlight.

"The SSVF program provides homelessness prevention to veterans who are imminently at risk of losing their housing," Rachel Pederson with the Salvation Army said. "We also provide rapid rehousing services to those who are literally homeless, living on the street, in a shelter, abandoned buildings, in a park. We help them get into housing and stabilize their situation.

If you know a veteran who needs help, have them call (316) 425-6144 in Wichita. A caseworker from Wichita visits Hutchinson regularly.

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Two taken to hospital after Sunday rollover on K-96

Two Hutchinson residents were taken to a Wichita hospital after an accident on K-96 Sunday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Merle D. Miller of Hutchinson was driving his 1999 Ford Ranger east on K-96 just west of 295th around 10 a.m. when the vehicle started sliding on the roadway.

The Ranger slid off the road into the median and rolled.

Two of Miller's passengers, 9-year-old Harmony Trosclair and 26-year-old Megan Miller were both taken to Wesley Medical Center to be checked out. Miller is still hospitalized as of Monday morning.

Everyone was buckled up.