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Released 17 September 2012

Christmas Assistance Program

This Christmas season, The Salvation Army of Martin County will once again 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 upon need.

Applications for Christmas assistance will be taken at The Salvation Army Family Store beginning Tuesday, October 2nd through Thursday, October 4th. The hours are as follows:

    • Tuesday, October 2nd           9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 3rd       9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 4th         9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      (or until we have reached our maximum 700 families)

This year, The Salvation Army plans to help 700 families.  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 & under (born after 12/25/1999) qualify for the Angel Tree Program. The Salvation Army Family Store is located at 1860 SE Federal Hwy in Stuart.

The assistance program is only open to Martin County residents who meet the standards set by the National Poverty guidelines. For more information, call 772-288-1471 or visit

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to or call 772-288-1471.

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