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November 5, 2012

Salvation Army accepts applications for Christmas help@headFeature36_bhf:

The Salvation Army in Haverhill is accepting applications for 2012 Christmas assistance for residents of Groveland, Bradford and Haverhill.

Applications will be taken today, tomorrow and Thursday, as well as Nov. 13 and 15, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Applicants must bring valid identifications for all adults in the household, birth certificates for all children, proof of 30 consecutive days of income, and proof of residence. Applications will be taken at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. More information is available by calling 978-374-7571.

Salvation Army seeks sponsors

The Salvation Army in Haverhill is seeking the public’s help this Christmas season.

Many families in the city will not be able to experience and celebrate Christmas due to a lack of money, said Salvation Army Lt. Jeff Hardy.

“Our neighbors struggle just to cover the bare minimum,” he said. “This is where we need your help.”

Members of the community are encouraged to adopt a child or a family and provide the gifts or resources for a merry Christmas. More information is available by calling 978-374-7571.

Ruth’s House accepts donations for raffle/penny auction

Ruth’s House, a nonprofit thrift store and clothing pantry at 111 Lafayette Square, will hold a Christmas Raffle and Penny Auction Fundraiser on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookridge Community Church, 232 Main St.

Tickets are available in advance at Ruth’s House at $10 for 25, or $15 for 25 at the event. Ruth’s House is also asking that you consider making a donation from your business or organization in either the form of money or a prize to be auctioned off to help make this event a success. Proceeds will enable Ruth’s House to continue its ministry.

Ruth’s House has a unique referral program, named “Hands Across The Valley,” that enables it to give each referred client four free complete outfits, new undergarments and socks. Each client is given weather-appropriate clothing four times a year. So far this year, Ruth’s House has clothed more than 5,000 clients. More information is available by calling 978-521-5575.

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