It is that time of the year to think about signing up for holiday assistance with the Capital Region Salvation Army. Every year, if you had applied for assistance, it is important to ask early and get your information to them. In that respect, this year is no different.

BUT there are some other differences in these times of COVID-19. The Capital Area Salvation Army still needs your information to ensure they have you on all of their lists for assistance.

One significant change is they are NOT doing Thanksgiving baskets.

As for applying for holiday assistance, you NEED an appointment to apply…no walk-ins for this year, send ONE person with all the kids…just that one person for that family, facemasks are required, if you leave a message, give them a few days to call you back and when they do, please be ready to take notes as to what you will need.

They will be doing ‘Coats for Kids’ and adults during these appointments to bring your kids sizes.

The Capital Region Salvation Army Facebook is a perfect place to keep up to date on what is happening how it may affect you.

Please, please, please read the Capital Region Salvation Army Facebook post above about precisely what to bring…there are the must-have documents:
-ID for each member of the family
-Proof of residency in their service area of Augusta, Waterville, Winslow, Sidney, Hallowell, or Chelsea
-Birth certificate/social security/Mainecare for each member of the household

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