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Holiday assistance program gearing up

Adopt-A-Family sign-ups to begin

October 15, 2013

DALLAS -- Dallas Adopt-A-Family will take applications every Thursday until Dec. 5.

Adopt-A-Family, a community holiday tradition, provides food and children's gifts for local families in need. Families apply and businesses, churches, individuals and local organizations then "adopt" those families, providing a holiday meal and presents.

Last year the event served 222 families -- a total of more than 1,000 individuals, including 500 children. This year the campaign expects to serve about 240 families.

The Salvation Army will accept applications for assistance Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Suite 220, Dallas.

Those wishing to adopt a family can contact Melissa Baurer, the Salvation Army's director of community services, before Dec. 5 at 503-798-4876 or via email to Melissa.Baurer@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Evangelical Bible Church, Fowler Affiliates, Polk County Service Integration and The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center are working with the Adopt-A-Family committee for this year's campaign.

For more information: 503-932-3310.

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