|Published:||Sep 21, 2012 11:49 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 21, 2012 11:49 PM EDT|
Fort Myers, Fla.--If you have some extra clothing filling up your closet, the Salvation Army could use your help. Sales stores are stable, but donations have slowed down. Compared to last year, Major Tom Louden says donations are down by as much as 30 percent and that means less money for programs the Salvation Army offers to the community.
Louden adds "we know it's a hard time for folks, we see it everyday. We saw an increase in 2007. We would see on average about 17 people a day for emergency assistance. Today, between 85-90 a day."
While cash donations are best, Louden says all types and sizes of clothing are desperately needed.
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