LYNN It’s become perhaps cliché to say the need this year in providing for those less fortunate over the holidays is bigger than ever, but the statistics in Lynn certainly back that up.
“We’ve never had as many families come in,” said Lynn Salvation Army Capt. Marika Payton Wednesday afternoon, on the last day to apply for assistance from the Item Salvation Army Santa Fund. “(Item Santa) typically serves between 950 and 1,000 families. Right now we have 1,260 signed up,” she said, with another approximately 80 waiting in line to apply. “We’ll be close to 1,400 families, some with one or two children but some with three, four or five.”
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