LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Salvation Army of Laurel has helped thousands of families in the area, but now they are asking for the public to help them.
Monetary donations generally dry up as the days of summer get longer and hotter but this year, donations have already tapered off.
The lack of funding could cause some programs to be directly affected.
"If we could get the shelter completely taken care of, on a regular basis, that would give us the $90,000 dollars to redistribute into the other programming," said Maj. Bert Lind, commanding officer with the Salvation Army of Laurel. "That would be for the current programming, there isn't another agency, I don't think, around that can help the way we help."
Workers at the Salvation Army said no donation is too small or too large, but they are in great need at this time.