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Today is the last day to sign up for holiday help

If you’re going to need help for the holidays, today is the last day to register with the Salvation Army.

You can register at Spotswood Baptist Church (4009 Lafayette Blvd.) from 8-11:45 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. today.

Applicants must bring in a current award letter for all assistance received (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, SSA and UIB) or three months’ worth of your most recent pay stubs. Also, each adult applicant must have photo identification. And applicants must bring a birth certificate for each child they are registering for help.

The program helps children ages 0–12, people with disabilities and some senior citizens.

For details, call 540/373-3431.