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Apply for Holiday Help in Stafford

Just a reminder: Next week is the time to register if you need holiday assistance and if you live in Stafford County.

The Stafford County Department of Social Services will not mail applications for its  Thanksgiving and Christmas as sistance programs. This is a change from previous years.

Clients should register  Oct. 11–15 in the former rescue  squad building across the parking  lot from the Department of Social  Services. Stafford residents receiving TANF or food stamps are  eligible for help if their benefits  are current and active.

During the registration week,  people whose last names start  with A through M should apply  between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Those  whose  last names start with N  through Z should apply between  12:30 and 3 p.m.

Applicants must bring a photo  ID and complete forms on site. Elderly  clients may send a representative,  if that person has a photo ID, the  client’s photo ID and a note giving  permission to apply.

The holiday assistance program  is completely funded by donations and is not guaranteed. For  details, call 540/658-8720.