Salvation Army struggles to keep up with summer needs

Salvation Army struggles to keep up with summer needs


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - For many, summer means fun in the sun, but for needy children, every day out of school means one less meal and for some parents, it means higher utility bills.           

As a result, many of them have turned to the Salvation Army for help with food, clothes, and other bills.  

But without more donations this summer they might have to turn people away.

"We've all become very familiar with the terms working poor, people that are holding down multiple jobs just to make end meet. But so far we've been able to meet all of the needs that have come to our door," said Major Albert Villafuerte of the Salvation Army.

Other than money, the commander says bottled water and fans top the list of needs.

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