Salvation Army accepting applications for holiday assistance

The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Families can apply to receive a food basket for Thanksgiving and Christmas (limited assistance on a first come, first serve basis) as well as toys for children 14 years of age and younger.

Applications for families living in Wood County will be taken Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at The Salvation Army office located at 1045 N. Main St., Bowling Green.

Applicants must bring the following documentation:

  • Photo ID for all adults in the household
  • Proof of age for all children in household: ex. birth certificates, shot records, school papers
  • Proof of household income within the last 30 days
  • Proof of address within the last 30 days: ex. copy of lease, utility bill, mortgage papers.

The Salvation Army is also looking for local businesses, churches and organizations to participate in the Christmas Adopt-A-Family and Angel Tree programs as well as the Red Kettle Bell Ringing Campaign. To learn more about the Salvation Army or these programs, contact the office at 419-352-5918.