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Even Affluent Suburbs Harbor People Who Need Salvation Army Assistance

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NORRIDGE, Ill. (CBS) — There’s a weekly bread distribution at the Salvation Army Community Center in Norridge and a monthly food-pantry giveaway.

“Sometimes people have a sort of perception of a community of a certain affluence or whatever and wonder if there’s any particular need,” says Salvation Army Capt. Brian Davis. “But then every Wednesday when I look at the line, I say obviously there is a need.”

The center also provides after-school activities for young people, other resources for people struggling financially as well as worship services.

The need is year-round, Davis stresses.

“When the Christmas season rolls around our hearts just become more aware and open.”
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