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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Workers at the Winston-Salem Salvation Army say in addition to toys and food at Christmas, they’re offering prayer.

As people in Forsyth County sign up for the annual Christmas assistance program, many are also filling out prayer requests to put on a prayer tree. Workers at the Winston-Salem location say it’s the first time they’ve had a prayer tree -- the idea came from one of the Charlotte Salvation Army locations.

Workers read some of the prayer requests.

“Seven-year-old girl says, pray for my family. It's only the two of us, but times are hard now,” said Bob Campbell, director of marketing and public relations with The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem.

People in Forsyth County can apply for Christmas assistance and prayer requests at 680 Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. Sign-ups are Monday through Friday, Oct. 12-16. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Other sign up dates are as followed at other locations:

Lexington will accept applications Oct. 13-16.

Burlington will accept applications Oct. 19-23.

Thomasville will accept applications Oct. 20-23.

Mount Airy, Eden and Asheboro will hold sign-ups Oct. 26-30.

In Stokes County, you can go to the Department of Social Services Monday through Friday for the entire month of October.

Reidsville, Greensboro, High Point and Yadkin County have already had their sign-up days.

Those interested in signing up must have a picture ID; proof of custody and official birth dates of every child; clothing sizes for all children in the home 12 years and younger; a copy of all monthly income and expenses for everyone in the household; proof of income including food stamps, SSI, and WIC; and name, age and sex for every child in the household 12 years and younger.