Our recent storms have even impacted local nonprofits because fewer people are going out and donating.
We talked to The Salvation Army on Monday and they said they are behind on donations for Toys For Tots.
Major Janene Zielinksi with The Salvation Army said fortunately, toys that have already been donated were not destroyed by any storms. The toys were stored away in some warehouses during the inclement, weekend weather.
The concern is lack of donations, though.
Zieliniski said they have seen a 25% increase in families in need. About 1,300 families have already applied for help through Toys For Tots.
"We see a very large increase in the amount of families applying this year. We see a lot of families that have gone down to part time hours that were full-time before and they're really struggling to make ends meet."
Zielinski said they are accepting donations until Christmas Eve.
She said they need more brand new toys and clothes for kids, especially for one particular age group.
"We are hoping the toys keep coming in. We are especially looking for toys for ages ten and above. Those age ranges are more difficult and a lot of people like to buy for the younger children, but we don't want to leave the older children out."
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:02:30 GMT
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