By Sandy Scarmack
Herald Staff Writer
SHENANGO VALLEY —
The Salvation Army in Sharon offers 23 programs, all dependent on donated dollars. They are:
•Adopt-a-Family. Individuals or groups can help a specific family during the holidays.
•Blankets, gloves and hats. New items are collected and given to the homeless.
•Bread distribution. Every Tuesday breads and pastries are given to anyone who is in need.
•Project Bundle Up. Coats and outerwear are purchased for low-income children and seniors.
•Camp Allegheny. Summer camping for community children and seniors.
•Christmas Food Baskets. Holiday food is given to low-income families.
•Counseling is available to individuals and families in crisis.
•Disaster service helps individuals facing an immediate crisis, such as a fire.
•Emergency food. After a need is determined, individuals can receive emergency food supplies.
•Food pantry. Families who are pre-registered can receive groceries each month.
•Evening food pantry. Evening hours for families who are working during regular food pantry hours.
•Housing. Emergency shelter for individuals in a crisis situation.
•League of Mercy. Monthly visitation to nursing homes and hospitals, offering a friendly visit and a practical gift.
•Men’s fellowship. Once a month, men meet for fellowship and activities.
•Missing Persons Bureau accepts applications for help locating a missing personally locally or worldwide.
•Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program helps low-income Penn Power customers with electric bills.
•Referral and Information is a link to all United Way agencies and other agencies that provide services in Mercer County.
•Senior Citizens Center. Seniors older than age 55 can enjoy a day of devotions, crafts, meals, programs, health screening and socialization.
•Thrift store sells clothing, household items, furniture and appliances at reduced rates.
•Thanksgiving dinner. A homestyle meal is served to the community on Thanksgiving Day.
•Treasures for Children. Formerly known as the Angel Tree program, Treasures distributes new toys and clothes at Christmas to children from low-income families.
•Women’s ministries. This weekly program for women provides education, worship, service and fellowship opportunities.
•Youth activities provides a time of games, activities and educational programs to children ages 6 to 18 children.
For more information on any of these programs, call 724-347-5537.