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Salvation Army Says More Working Families Getting Help

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PASCO, Wash. -The Salvation Army says the number of families it helps has leveled off, but the profile of those families has changed. 

Out of the 300 families that come in each month looking for food, clothing and other assistance, commanding officer Julio Valasquez says more of them have jobs--sometimes more than one job--but still can't make ends meet.

"They are living paycheck to paycheck," Valasquez says. "Sometimes these are first-timers who are using this kind of services. Sometimes their hours have been cut down and they basically are looking for ways to keep on surviving."

Along with food, clothing, and furniture, the Salvation Army also helps struggling families come up with the rent on time.

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