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Salvation Army assistance programs Webster and Henderson County Kentucky.

Any financial assistance from the Salvation Army in Webster as well as Henderson County is based on providing a realistic response. This means that funds for paying for costs such as rent, gasoline, medications, or utilities is only offered as a last resort and if the applicant has a plan for stability. Even if financial help is not offered, there are other forms of support ranging from food to clothes, youth counseling, and much more.

Financial help

When applying for a grant from the Salvation Army, note that the funds are limited. When possible there may be a few dollars to help pay some critical bills. Examples may be housing (rent or energy costs), medical (prescription drugs) and work related expenses (gasoline or car repairs). Other critical bills may also be approved on a case by case basis, as funding allows.

Webster and Henderson County residents applying to the Salvation Army for funding are asked to bring the following when the appointment is made.

-Social Security cards, and also bring a photo ID. This is needed for all adults age 18 & over in the household. For younger members, bring Birth Certificates for children under the age of 18.
-Bring both proof of household income and expenses. Clients should bring 2 months of pay stubs, unemployment, disability, social security, pension or child support as well as copies of utilities, internet costs, phone / cell phone, rent or mortgage, grocery, as well as child care needs.
-Proof of crisis. Why are they seeking financial aid from the Henderson and Weber County Salvation Army, so bring documentation showing the cause of emergency including items such as letter of unemployment or lay-off, doctor's note identifying illness, accident, car repair bills, etc.

Basic needs and food from Webster and Henderson County Salvation Army

The thrift store as well as free food pantry help here. This is where a low income family or someone living in poverty can shop for low cost items (thrift store) or receive a free box of groceries. The goal is to help feed a family as well as give them low cost household supplies.




Almost anyone can stop in at these two locations. The food pantry does have income and residency requirements, but the Henderson and Weber County Salvation Army is open to anyone from the community or even nearby towns. Many senior citizens use the pantry for their food needs, and single moms and dads use the center for groceries for their kids. There is even a Meals on Wheels delivery to the homebound service. Families of all backgrounds, teenagers, and moderate income residents all shop at the thrift store. They buy beds, cribs for kids, laptop computers, toys, games, books, and much more.

Additional social services

Webster and Henderson County Salvation Army offers other assistance as well. Ministries and youth programs stress education, which promote family, personal and community growth. They also give kids from low income families free back to school supplies, uniforms, bookbags, and other goods. While there is some mention of the Christian principles and lifestyle, this is not the only focus of the ministry.

The other, maybe highest demand program, is around the holidays. Volunteers ring the Red Kettle bells. They also collect toys, gifts, and food baskets at Christmas as part of Angel Tree. Local businesses also participate in these holiday programs, and donated turkeys for Thanksgiving or Christmas come from restaurants, grocery stores, and other locations.

Webster and Henderson County Salvation Army strives to spread holiday joy. They want kids, seniors, and anyone in need to have a present to open on Christmas morning. They also try to feed the hungry at Thanksgiving, Easter, and other critical holidays.





Apply and get more information

Call for an appointment. The number is (270) 685-5576 or (270) 826-4472. One center is at 1213 Washington Street, Henderson, Kentucky 42420. Or the thrift store is open for all, and no appointment is needed. Individuals seeking help will go through a one-on-one interview with the Salvation Army coordinator. Whether it is a lack of money, food, or employment, solutions to the underlying cause of the crisis are addressed. As everything is focused on finding some sort of long term solution.

By Jon McNamara

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