NO Salvation Army's funds are dwindling

New Orleans, La -   The Salvation Army in New Orleans says funds are dwindling and there are worries programs might have to be cut.     New Orleans Area Commander, Major W. D. Owens says, "The Salvation Army has always relied on the generosity of local community residents         to  help us do our work, and we are making a special plea for support at this time."

Last summer, The Greater New Orleans Salvation Army helped hundreds of people and organizers are anticipating more in need this summer.  Explaining the area command's current situation, Major Owens points out that, "Our funds are dwindling and there is less for us to work with."

To donate to your local Salvation Army, call (504) 899-4569, mail your gifts to The Salvation Army, 4526 S. Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125, or make a donation online at

Besides feeding the hungry, The Greater New Orleans Salvation Army provides clothing for the needy, shelter in its Center of Hope for homeless men, women, and families, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, and opportunities for underprivileged children.

The New Orleans Area Command is asking for donations from "everyone who cares about the well-being of those needing assistance in the Greater New Orleans Area," concludes Owens.  "The community's help will demonstrate to them God's love and support, keeping hope in their hearts and creating a bridge to a better tomorrow."