Omaha Public Radio News
1:07 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

1,400 people sign up for Thanksgiving assistance from Salvation Army

Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army of Omaha says requests for assistance from all of the organization's holiday programs are up.

One of those is Turkey Fest. 1,400 low-income metro area residents will receive Thanksgiving meals prepared and delivered by volunteers. Last year volunteers delivered meals to more 1,200 people.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Susan Eustice says Turkey Fest is one of three programs funded by the Tree of Lights campaign. Omaha's campaign kicked off November 13. Eustice says it's off to a slow start. The Tree of Lights campaign ends December 24 and the local goal is $2.8 million.