Coats for Kids Applications Streaming In

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The Salvation Army is collecting applications for its Coats for Kids Program through October 2nd, and Office Assistant, Mindy McCloy, says there’s been a stream of people filling out applications so far.

McCloy says the Salvation Army is accepting applications for the program Monday through Friday from eight a.m. to four p.m. She says if you do come in and fill out a form, you need to bring your Social Security Card, a Photo ID, proof of your income, and more importantly, a coat size for your child.

“We’ll see how many coats we need in the different sizes. So, we’ll go out and purchase more coats that are needed, ” says McCloy.

McCloy says the Salvation Army serviced about 750 kids last year, and she says it is expecting that number to rise this year because of the economy.

She says the Salvation Army already has boxes of coats it has been collecting.

“We have people who collect coats. We’ve had youth that will collect coats in their community and then bring those in. So, the community is very generous, ” says McCloy.

Yet, McCloy is asking the community for even more help. She says you can drop off any donations at the Salvation Army on Putnam Avenue in Zanesville during the week.