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White Plains Salvation Army Still Needs More Hams

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The White Plains Salvation Army still needs about 100 more hams for families in need. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – When the Salvation Army asked for more donations earlier this week, the public delivered.

After starting the week with just 10 hams, folks in the area delivered 400 hams to families in need. But as WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports, the Salvation Army still needs a few more.

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“There is still a need in the community,” Capt. Antonio Roseamilia said. “We’re anticipating not only 400 families, but probably 500.”

Roseamilia said he knows times are still tight, but the donation kettles this season are still light. Donations are off by $14,000 compared to last year, he said.

“A lot of people are struggling and we know that,” he said.

But as the Salvation Army continues to struggle, there are plenty of consequences.

“When we don’t meet are quota that means that we have to cutback throughout the year like after school, soup kitchens, such as food pantries and a mobile soup kitchen,” he said.

Every little bit helps, he said, even if it’s just “pennies, nickels and dimes.”

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