Salvation Army of Georgia receives millions

The Salvation Army of Georgia will receive $10 million dollars in stimulus money

Of the 18 million dollar federal stimulus dollars given to the Salvation Army nationwide, Georgia is getting the largest piece of the pie by getting 10 million dollars.

Salvation Army officials say the stimulus money will be used for two new programs.

Salvation Army Corps Captain Doug McClure says the first program is a homeless prevention program. "The program will help people that are about to go into homelessness get back to a place where they are self sufficient" says McClure.

The second program is for people who have recently become homeless.

"If they recently lost their housing then the rapid re-housing part of the program will help them get back into suitable housing" says McClure.

The Salvation Army says there are a lot of people in the community that are working paycheck to paycheck and one step away from homelessness.

The Salvation Army hasn't finalized the eligibility requirements for the two programs; however FOX 31 will post them when they become available.

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