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The Salvation Army meets human needs

August 25, 2011 • Local News

This article is one in a series of stories focusing on local agencies which receive support from the United Way of Chaves County, which is currently conducting its annual fundraising campaign.

An institution in southeast New Mexico for more than a century, the local Salvation Army cares for the most destitute in Roswell as well as those in other states living through dire circumstances.

Locally, The Salvation Army helps about 3,500 people a month, according to Capt. Mandy Perez, who noted that about 3,000 are assisted through The Salvation Army’s food bank, located at 207 E. Chisum St.

Perhaps the one time during the year when The Salvation Army is the most visible is around the holidays, when red kettles and bell ringers grace the front of stores and angel trees, small Christmas trees decked with ornaments featuring a child’s name and gift Login to read more

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