Salvation Army marches on during government shutdown

By WEEK Reporter

Salvation Army marches on during government shutdown

October 3, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Nationwide many not-for-profit organizations are preparing for the trickle down effects of the shutdown, that could leave them cutting services and programs.

Officials with the Heartland Division of the Salvation Army say while they are facing new challenges with the shutdown, there is hope that programs will continue to operate smoothly until a deal is reached.

"Most of our programs that we get funding for are already in place. So what might happen is we might see some delays, said Rich Draeger, Assistant Development Director of Salvation Army, Heartland. "We get some pass-through money that maybe we use for rent and utilities assistance or maybe to buy a bus pass and things. So sometimes we might see those drop off or go down a little bit, but then hopefully once the shutdown is over we'll see those programs come back up to full strength."

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