The most demanding season for food and support from The Salvation Army is approaching, and with it a new localized website was launched Wednesday.
“We feel the people in Drumheller are internet savvy, it’s the right place to have an online presence,” says Lieutenant Matt Sheils. “It shows what we have to offer, and gives a good picture of the need in Drumheller.”
Maybe the most interesting portion of the site is the statistics and reports, which compare the visitors to the food bank from 2009 to this year’s numbers.
Every month in 2010 has seen a rise in people assisted.
“If the 2010 trend continues, the total population needing The Salvation Army assistance could reach 9 per cent (700 people), from 8 per cent in 2009,” Sheils writes on the site.
Activity at the local branch has been up 26% from last year to date.
“This has been stretching our resources thin.”
Drumsa.org provides information on how to support this growing need for assistance, in a very easy way.
“It’s a place where the community can come see what’s needed,” says Sheils.
With the Christmas Kettle Drive kicking off soon, volunteers will be needed.
Along with information on upcoming events, the website provides a place to see who applies for assistance, just in time for the high demand Christmas season.
Visit www.drumsa.org to keep in touch with the needs in Drumheller.