July 21, 2024

OTTAWA — The Salvation Army said it’s withdrawing from the United Way in Franklin County. The Salvation Army’s Brian Carroll said after several years of cuts in United Way allocations, the organzation decided to sever its ties. The Salvation Army is declining the United Way’s offer of $1,000 for the coming year and is requesting the money be allocated to other agencies, he said. Over the last 10 years, the Salvation Army’s allocation from the United Way has decreased from $11,000 to $1,000. However, he said the Salvation Army has seen an increase in the number of people from Franklin County seeking help. Last year, the Salvation Army helped 1,730 people in Franklin County with utility, rent, food, and other assistance, an increase of nearly 50 percent from 2009, he said. The Salvation Army will conduct direct fund-raisers in the county. Checks may be mailed to the Salvation Army in care of Kelly Lynch, P.O. Box 494, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Monday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.

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