Beginning Monday, October 31st the Salvation Army will accept applications for Christmas assistance from Genesee County residents in need. The application period ends on Friday, November 4th. The Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance program is intended to help those who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas with food and toys for children. To apply for help,
residents must have the following documentation:
Current I.D. for all adults in the household. Michigan Driver's license or Michigan State I.D., and Social Security Card or a printout from the Social Security office dated within 30 days.
Proof of dependents in the home. Social Security cards or a printout from Soc. Sec. office within 30 days.
Proof of Income. Pay stub, child support statement, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DHS statement, Unemployment/Workman's Comp., etc.
Current Bills. Bills must contain the name and address of the individual applying for assistance. Current bills include: rent, mortgage, water, gas, electric, telephone, cable, etc.

Applicants will have their choice of two locations to apply. You may apply from 9 am until 2:30 pm, October 31st to November 4th at: The Salvation Army, 211 W. Kearsley Street in downtown Flint or The Salvation Army Beecher Corps at 1475 W. Coldwater road. No appointment is needed. If you have questions, call (810) 232-2196.