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Salvation Army helps students get ready to go back to school

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 18:25:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Salvation Army is helping students in Marion County get the supplies they need to get ready to go back to school.

About 300 kids were picking up a backpack and school supplies they'll need Saturday at a specific Salvation Army event to help students in Marion County and east of Meridian Street.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put some families in a difficult finical position and worrying about how they will be able afford everything their kids will need for the upcoming school year.

"It's helping me because financially we are struggling," Jessica Murphy said. "And so being able to come get the book bags and school supplies since they definitely have to have their individuals is going to be a great help for our family this year."

Capt. Vinal Lee of the Salvation Army Fountain Square says events like these are important this year because the COVID-19 pandemic has been so hard on families.

"Most of the families that we serve have already been in a vulnerable position especially financially and now they're trying to make in a dish of the difficult decisions on less income," Lee said.

To get involved or help the Salvation Army, you can visit its website.