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Salvation Army enacts cuts following lack of donations

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Fewer donations this past holiday season means the Salvation in Waterloo has cut back on its services.

“I know there are people who rely on getting one hot meal a day here,” said Poff.

Which major Harold Poff says made their choices even more difficult.

Poff said that decision was made it part by how many people they were serving.

“Numbers are declining. We’re feeding probably around a hundred meals a day right now,” said Poff.

Those in need can still get food every day just not in the same way. Hot meals will be served two days a week and the food pantry will be open 3.

Poff says part of the lack of fundraising is due to a vacancy in their office.

“I believe once we have someone in place who can help ups with the community relation and donor relations piece, that is going to help greatly,” said Poff.

He says they’ve been working to fill that spot.

Following strategic planning, Poff says they prioritized their shelters.

“We’re the only organization that provides shelter, especially for men but for women and children as well, not including any domestic violence. Just people who come in off the street,” said Poff.

 

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Taylor Vessel

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