Army warming up Project Bundle-Up

With winter approaching, it’s time to bundle up.

Project Bundle-Up provides winter outerwear for those in need.

“We are able to help usually around 100 children from the county with coats, hats and gloves – whatever they need for the winter to keep them warm,” Maj. Ronald Starnes of the Salvation Army of Warren said.

The Salvation Army will accept applications from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 through 13 at its 311 Beech St. location for Warren County children 18 and under and seniors age 62 and over who are in need of new winter outerwear. Those applying must provide proof of monthly income and expenses and verification of children.

“We know that it’s something that is needed for families that are struggling,” Starnes said. “If they are in need of it, we sure would like them to come and sign up.”

Project Bundle-Up assistance is available to individuals every two years. Those who participated in 2012 are not eligible this year.

Those who would like to contribute financially to the program may send donations marked Project Bundle-Up to the office.

The Salvation Army will accept donations of new outerwear, but typically purchases the necessary clothing from Kmart at Warren Mall through financial donations, Starnes said.

“We thank those who are about to help us out to make sure every child has what they need for the winter season that’s coming,” he said. “We thank the sponsors of this program.”

Support for the program is also provided by WTAE-TV Pittsburgh’s Bundle-Up Auction. The “Weekend in Warren” golf package is sponsored by Horton House, Cable Hollow Golf Club, Conewango Valley Country Club, Jackson Valley Golf Club, McCulla’s Steakhouse, and Chiodo’s Restaurant.

The Salvation Army can be reached by calling 723-8950.