A local charity gathering school supplies for children in need is drastically short of its goal.
The Salvation Army’s “Tools for School” program provides school supplies to families demonstrating financial hardship. More than 550 families applied for assistance this year--a 34% increase from last year. But on Wednesday the charity still lacked thousands of needed supplies.
Timothy Smith, social service director at The Salvation Army, says people can still donate items at various places until the end of the week. Smith hopes The Salvation Army will get enough supplies by Monday's deadline.
For information on donating, visit http://corps.salvationarmyindiana.org/fortwayne/programs/tools-for-school/.