Salvation Army: Holiday help requests up 15 percent this year

More than 4,800 families have applied for help -- that's up nearly 15 percent from the same time last year. And that number will likely grow -- families have until next month to apply for help for the holidays.
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More than 4,800 families have applied for help -- that's up nearly 15 percent from the same time last year. And that number will likely grow -- families have until next month to apply for help for the holidays.

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