Saving Christmas: The Salvation Army of Moses Lake needs your help to make the holidays ‘happy’ for less fortunate families | Columbia Basin
LAKE MOSES – The Salvation Army of Moses Lake is accepting applications for its Christmas aid program for the 2021 holiday season.
“We want to bring Christmas to underprivileged children,” said Andrea Carrillo, director of the Salvation Army at Moses Lake. Each year, the Salvation Army serves as a funnel for the community’s acts of generosity. The association collects the necessary donations to make Christmas better for countless families; families who cannot afford rent, utilities or drugs.
“Christmas is the furthest thing from their minds,” Carillo said. “We want to make sure Christmas is a happy time for the children in our community, which is why it’s a very important time for us. ”
Applications are made in person this year at the Salvation Army office at 212 S. Alder St. in Moses Lake. The application process is done by appointment. The office is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“Christmas starts early for the Salvation Army. Planning starts in October and it all starts in November with Christmas support requests. Christmas is not canceled or suspended because of COVID, unemployment, or parents struggling with addiction. Children always want Santa to visit their house and bring them presents. So when mom, dad or even grandma is having a hard time making it happen, the Salvation Army Angel Tree is here to help. said Andrea.
You will need to bring your photo ID, birth certificates or medical card with the dates of birth of all children aged 0-12 and an invoice that shows proof of residence. If you do not have this information, the request will not be taken into account.
Masks are encouraged when registering in person.