Salvation Army offers one more chance to apply for Christmas assistance

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At the same time, the nonprofit hopes caring residents in Brazos County will sign up to help volunteer with its various programs over the next six weeks.

"It's very important to ring because this is the only fundraiser we have for the whole year, and if we don't have ringers at those kettles, we're missing out", said Debbie Floriano, Dickinson County Kettle Coordinator.

Interested individuals can select a wish list from the Christmas tree set up in the Post Oak Mall food court in College Station.

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Money raised during the campaign stays local in each community and is used by the Salvation Army to provide assistance throughout the year to those who face poverty, sickness, unemployment, and rising expenses. The goal is 25 percent higher than last year's $800,000 target - which was not met, according to Springfield Business Journal reporting. Carmen Campbell, corps officer of the Auburn Salvation Army center, said in a news release.

You need to bring a photo ID, proof of income and address along with birth certificates, report cards or custody papers with birth dates for every child in your household.