The Salvation Army of Augusta is requesting more community support in its mission to serve local individuals and families in need.
Philip Canning, the senior officer and area commander for the Kroc Center, said donations decline during the summer while demands run high.
“As we face increased demand in these late summer months, the support of the community is vital in helping us continue in our mission to meet human needs,” he said.
According to a news release from the organization, the Augusta area nonprofit often faces a large decline in donations in August and September. With fewer residents living in Augusta during summer months, donations significantly drop, it states.
Needs have also increased at The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Shelter, at 1384 Green St., the news release states. The women’s shelter is working above capacity, leaving many women and children sleeping on mats, according to the release.
To address this need, the organization is hoping to monetary donations to assist with housing, meals, rehabilitation programs and daily assistance at the facility.
“An old Salvation Army slogan accurately stated, ‘Need knows no season,’” Canning said. “Those words still ring true today as we face increased demand in these late summer months. The support of the community is vital in helping us continue in our mission to meet human needs.”