The Salvation Army here in Troy has been helping many of those in need because of the rising prices in the economy and now they may need a little help themselves.
"In our thrift store our sales are really down because no one really has any money to spend because groceries are so high, gasoline is so high."
Kimberly May is the director of the Pike County Salvation Army and says the lull in the economy is starting to take its toll on the organization.
The salvation army began helping pay partial utility and rent payments for those in need, however, this summer’s temperatures could melt those funds away.
"The people you know are having trouble paying their utility bills because their higher, groceries are higher, so yes this summers going to be tough."
And as the funds continue to dwindle, the number of people needing assistance stays steady.
"Definitely seen an increase with people wanting help with food and I know that's because of the gas and food prices in the grocery stores, it's pretty hard for everyone now."
Salvation Army employee Pamela Parker says though the funds are slim, the pantry is full, proof that the salvation army still holds strong in helping others.
Officials with the Salvation Army say they are still accepting applications for those who may need assistance with the rent or utility bills. The organization is always in need of funding.
If you would like more information on how you can help the Salvation Army you can call them at 808-1069.
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