The Salvation Army, 3100 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, provides temporary emergency assistance to aid with food, clothing, shelter, utilities, transportation and medical needs. In addition, they offer free camping experience to children 7 to 17 in Bedford. The League of Mercy provides gifts to community nursing homes at Christmas and Easter. They also provide disaster services in the event of an incident.
The Salvation Army's main source of fund-raising is their Little Red Kettle Campaign. They also receive allocations from United Way. The agency is predominantly volunteer.
Local service representative, Debbie Hobson, interviews, accesses and networks with other agencies to provide assistance to those in need.
The organization also relies on volunteers to deliver gifts, ring a bell and act as an advisory source for community needs.
The Salvation Army could use more volunteers to help with kettles. Those interested can contact Hobson at the Brazil Police Department, 446-2211.
The agency's mission is "to spread God's love and to help those in need."