Salvation Army taking applications for Christmas assistance

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- The Salvation Army will begin taking applications for Christmas assistance as early as next week.

MORE: Application Deadlines for Assistance

"So many people are in need right now," Melissa Blackburn with The Salvation Army of Davidson County said.

Blackburn said her office is getting prepared earlier this year due to the expected increase in need.

"Last year, we almost doubled the amount of children that we served the year before for Christmas assistance,"  Blackburn said.

The Davidson County office helped more 1,600 children last year.  This year they expect to help around 2,000 children.

"Lot of people who were getting unemployment, their unemployment has run out ... and they haven't been able to get another job," Blackburn said.

Phone numbers for local Salvation Army offices:

  • Asheboro -- (336) 625-0551
  • Burlington -- (336) 227-5529
  • Davidson County -- (336) 596-8148
  • Greensboro -- (336) 273-5572
  • High Point -- (336) 881-5400
  • Winston-Salem -- (336) 723-6366
  • Mount Airy -- (336) 786-4075
  • Rockingham County -- (336) 349-4923
  • Eden -- (336) 627-4177
  • Statesville -- (704) 872-5623
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