Salvation Army seeing an influx of clients needing bill assistance

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 7:50 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) -The Salvation Army is seeing an increase in people needing help now that the pandemic restrictions have started to lift.

Speaking with Captain Jerome Casey about what people can do about bills that could be piling up, he had some advice to help those that are beginning to see the stresses of money during this time.

“‘Bring your bills, but don’t bring their bills after the stuff’s been turned off,” suggests Capt. Casey. “If they wait till it gets shut off, then we have a down payment. Listen, this, we don’t do that, what we do is we keep the lights on. We don’t turn them on. Keep them on.”

The Salvation Army provides shelter and food for those in need and other assistance to the community.

Captian Casey also says that they do not turn anyone away and are willing to help anyone who needs the help.

“We’ve got food. We’ve got utility assistance. And we’ve had, you know, you want to just come by and let us pray with you. We’ll do that too. We’re more than glad to do that,” expressed Casey.

The Salvation Army takes donations at the location in Monroe at 105 Hart Street, Monroe, LA 71201 and the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 145 Reagan Street, West Monroe, LA 71292.

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