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MARTIN COUTNY - This Christmas season, the Salvation Army of Martin County will help those in need by providing assistance to local families to help them make this the happiest time of the year. Gifts, toys, food and clothing will be distributed based on need.
Applications for Christmas assistance will be taken at the Salvation Army Family Store beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 4. The hours are as follows:
.Tuesday Oct. , from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
.Wednesday Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
.Thursday Oct. 4 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until the maximum of 700 families has been reached.)
To qualify, applicants must bring a picture ID, birth certificates for everyone in the household, proof of residency and proof of need.
Children age 12 and under (born after Dec. 25, 1999) qualify for the angel tree program. The Salvation Army Family Store is located at 1860 S.E. Federal Highway in Stuart.
The assistance program is only open to Martin County residents who meet the standards set by national poverty guidelines.
For more information, call (772) 288-1471 or visit www.salvationarmystuart.org.