By NICK GOSNELL
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.