Salvation Army Naples suffering from government shut down
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-The Salvation Army Naples is running extremely low on donations just weeks before the start of the holiday season. Charity officials said the on-going government shut-down could be to blame.
" On a normal day we usually give out 15 food orders to 15 families yesterday it was 40." Major Dan Proctor Naples Regional Coordinator with the Salvation Army said.
Major Proctor said triple the number of needy families who many aren't getting the federal assistance they usually do are now turning to the Salvation Army for help. Proctor said the shut down couldn't have come at a worse time.
" We hope there will be a break on the stalemate we've got with the Government right now which is affecting so many people." Major Proctor said.
With the holidays right around the corner, Major Proctor said instead of stocking up, the Salvation Army is running out right for it's busiest time of year.