Salvation Army Says More Cape Bretoners in Need

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The Salvation Army in Cape Breton says tough economic times are forcing more people to come to them for help.

“We’re seeing people calling who have never called before, we’re seeing people walk in here saying, ‘I don’t know what to do,'” said Lt. Joshua Downer, the Salvation Army officer in charge of Glace Bay and New Waterford.

“We see a need not only for food, but also I think spiritually and for different help too, for transportation, so many other things. We’re looking at again hundreds of people — in Glace Bay alone — coming for food hampers and Christmas toys for their kids this year.”

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