Do you need a little help for the holidays? - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Do you need a little help for the holidays?

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Believe it or not, it's already time to start thinking about the holidays. Registration for the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program kicked off Tuesday.

Every year, the Salvation Army helps thousands of people in the Toledo area have a brighter holiday season.

"Basically, we help out families, singles, seniors – anyone that is in need for the holiday season for food baskets or toys," explained Harley Maddox, coordinator of the Christmas Clearing Bureau.

Patricia Bitticks is one Toledo resident who appreciates the service.

"It's really a blessing because I cook for myself, I have four little grandbabies," Bitticks said. "It is a wonderful and beautiful thing."

Bitticks says the program ensures her grandchildren will have food and gifts for Christmas.

"I think it means everything, because it's definitely hard, and I can understand how hard it is to be able to provide for a family, knowing you're doing your best and still not able to meet that need," Maddox said. "I'm hoping to help as many families as will come and apply with us…We helped a little over 2,000 last year, so we look to increase our numbers this year."

The Salvation Army is already taking applications for this year's holiday program.

Applications will be accepted at the Lucas County Jobs & Family Services offices located at 3210 Monroe Street on October 1, 3, 8, and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Applications will be accepted at The Salvation Army offices located at 620 N Erie Street from Monday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 23 through Friday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Applications will also be accepted downtown on Tuesday, October 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., as well as Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Dez Bryant comes home, throws BBQ party, kick ball game before leaving to camp

    Dez Bryant comes home, throws BBQ party, kick ball game before leaving to camp

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:07:57 GMT

    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

    More >>

    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

    More >>
  • Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 07/20/17

    Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 07/20/17

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:04:26 GMT

    Long John Silver’s, Church's. China Star, Ken's No. 4, Taqueria El 21, Texas Sports Bar and Grill, Jalapeno Tree, Papa John's, Pizza Hut-South Street, Sinc Drive-In on North Street, Subway-North Street, Newk's, and Nacogdochs Medical Center Cafeteria.

    More >>

    Long John Silver’s, Church's. China Star, Ken's No. 4, Taqueria El 21, Texas Sports Bar and Grill, Jalapeno Tree, Papa John's, Pizza Hut-South Street, Sonic Drive-In on North Street, Subway-North Street, Newk's, and Nacogdochs Medical Center Cafeteria.

    More >>
  • Best Furry Friends: Heeler-spaniel mix loves attention

    Best Furry Friends: Heeler-spaniel mix loves attention

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:17:01 GMT

    Temporarily calling the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter a home, Remi is hoping to find something a little more permanent. Caretakers said the one-year-old dog is playful and loves attention. Remi was brought into the shelter as a stray about three weeks ago. "He gets along with the other dogs. He still in his puppy stage so he still has a lot of time to go around play with everyone," said Torion Johnson, animal control officer.  Remi is a heeler-spani...

    More >>

    Temporarily calling the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter a home, Remi is hoping to find something a little more permanent. Caretakers said the one-year-old dog is playful and loves attention. Remi was brought into the shelter as a stray about three weeks ago. "He gets along with the other dogs. He still in his puppy stage so he still has a lot of time to go around play with everyone," said Torion Johnson, animal control officer.  Remi is a heeler-spani...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly