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Hastings Salvation Army plans for holiday events
It's hard to believe we're already heading into the holiday season. The Hastings Salvation Army is preparing for some pretty big activities. First, the Thanksgiving dinner. Major Abe Tamayo visited with News 5 about all the events.
Abe: Yes, it's coming up faster than we anticipate. Of course, we have to plan so far in advance and so we're always recruiting for volunteers and donations to help with that event. It'll feed between 250-300 people, but it's much more than a dinner. It's not exclusive for the homeless. It's just for everyone to come down and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and fellowship and they're welcome to come do so.
Amy: How do people get involved in it whether they want to come down and be fed or volunteer?
Abe: Well, if they just want to be fed they're welcome to come down to the Masonic Temple at that time on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy the meal and sit and enjoy the fellowship. If they'd like to volunteer we ask that they call us at 402-463-0529 or stop by and we'll sign them up and give them a task ready for them on that day.
Amy: Fantastic. And then, also, you're accepting applications for Christmas assistance near the end of October. That's going to come up pretty soon.
Abe: That's come up very soon. So next couple weeks we're making that announcement of those dates. So people that either are in need or know of people that are going to be in need please pass the word along to get the applications in - the sooner the better for us.
Amy: And then what does the application go to? What do you bring with this Christmas assistance?
Abe: We're looking for proof of income and expense factors, the ages of children, those types of things that we need for our input so we can try to line things up for their family to have an optimal Christmas.
Amy: And is it gifts and food or a combination of all of it that you bring to these low-income families?
Abe: It can be a combination. It depends what their need is. If they don't have children, obviously, they get a food basket. If it's a family they may well get food and toys.
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