The Salvation Army, serving Kosciusko County, has announced that they are limiting the type of donations they will receive at their office at 501 E. Arthur St., Warsaw, beginning Oct. 1.
The office has served as a drop-off point for items that were picked up by the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Fort Wayne, according to a news release from The Salvation Army.
“We have been informed due to processing and abundance of donations they will no longer be picked up in Kosciusko County,” said Envoy Ken Locke, administrator. “Our ARC and their stores are experiencing a shortage of staffing that has created this backlog. Many of the donations given are not usable and transportation and landfill costs have cut into the budget.”
Donations are accepted for the Warsaw Choice Pantry such as canned goods, dry goods, meat, produce and hygiene items such as laundry soap, shampoo and diapers.
“With rising inflation, the number of families have increased dramatically these last few months,” Locke stated. “Donations of food and hygiene items are always accepted to help those in need.”
New items are requested to help people affected by local disasters such as socks, underwear, towels, kitchen and laundry items for the Angel of Hope program.
The only used items that will be accepted are books and puzzles for the Free Little Library and coats, shoes and boots to help the individuals and families in need in Kosciusko County.
The Salvation Army office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit the website at www.sawarsaw.org.