Time for Christmas hamper interviews

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Christmas hampers

The Salvation Army is getting ready to begin this year's Christmas hamper interviews.

Beginning Tuesday and continuing until Nov. 30, the Salvation Army will be conducting interviews for Christmas hampers. The interviews for applications are being done at the Community Family Services office beside the thrift store on First Avenue Northeast.

“Usually anybody on social assistance is automatically accepted,” said Moose Jaw Salvation Army Capt. Laurie Reilly. “Then we have a formula that we work through on the computer ... and people who are usually middle-to-low income that are working usually do qualify.”

Next week they will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to Friday and then from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday, up to Nov. 30. After that date, no more applications will be accepted.

She added they would make exceptions for people in dire circumstances.

“If you’ve all of a sudden had a fire and you have nothing, but you have a good income, we will certainly help you as well,” said Reilly. “There’s different circumstances we make exceptions for too. Someone making six figures — they won’t qualify.”

Reilly said people have to come into the office with their bills, proof of income and their health card or some form of identification.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: The Salvation Army, Community Family Services, Times-Herald

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