Social Services and case management staff at Fresno Salvation Army centers assist families and individuals with addressing a number of emergency assistance programs and provide various family Services. Food, Christmas gifts, utility bill assistance, and funds for paying rent to prevent an eviction are some examples of what qualified Fresno families can receive.
Referrals and help applying for government aid is offered too. For example, individuals who need help in applying for Social Security disability applications, public aid like food stamps, completing medical forms and writing letters for support can receive help from social workers.
The Coats for Kids drive is offered between NBC's KSEE24, the Salvation Army, and Peak Broadcasting's KSKS 93.7 FM Country Radio. Thousands of coats and other winter attire items are collected and distributed to children, teenagers, and low income families in Fresno California.
Disaster programs are mostly manned by volunteers. Individuals are trained to assist the needy in all kinds of emergencies or disasters, such as fires and earthquakes. The Salvation Army can provide clothing, food, shelter, emergency rental help or financial resources to those affected by such calamity. A number of mobile units known as Canteens are operated in the region. They serve meals, food, and provide aid, including hot and cold drinks, complete meals, and snacks.
The Fresno Salvation Army centers also administer the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). This resource is a federal government funded program that provides qualified applicants with cash assistance. Money can be used to provide for a 30 day payment on delinquent City of Modesto water/sewage bills, PG&E, MID, and Turlock Irrigation District (TID) bills. Funds can be used to pay housing expenses such as rent in order to stop an imminent eviction.
Income tax filing and assistance is offered, and most of it is free. The Salvation Army and its volunteers are proud to offer two tax programs to assist senior and low income members of the community with completing forms for federal and state government income taxes and other service forms.
The main program is known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). This is overseen by the agency, and is provided to low income individuals and seniors who require assistance with filing federal and state income tax forms. The program is staffed by a number of support personnel, including IRS trained volunteers who use the Salvation Army facilities to prepare taxes for eligible Fresno families.
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