Residents in the community who might need a little help providing Christmas for their families may pick up applications at the Matthew 25:40 office located 432 W. Court St., in Dyersburg.
Matthew Executive Director Amy McDonald said organizations throughout the West Tennessee region will work together to see that families in need of assistance receive aid during the upcoming holiday season. In order to help the most residents, local organizations will cross-reference their applications to ensure that aid is distributed through only one Christmas assistance program per family.
"There are a lot of families needing help this year, so we need to try to make it fair for everyone," said McDonald. "We will cross reference with other organizations to eliminate double dipping."
Applications may be picked up anytime from the Matthew 25:40 office located at 432 W. Court St., in Dyersburg. But the forms must be returned between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. Applications need to be submitted with the required documentation by Dec. 1.
"Matthew 25:40 does not actually do the Christmas assistance, ourselves, but works with individuals, organizations and churches who want to sponsor a child/family for Christmas," said McDonald. "The sooner the application is turned in, the sooner we can get the child's information to the sponsor."