Itawamba County residents warned about individuals posing as Salvation Army representatives

By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times

Residents of Itawamba County should be wary of individuals posing as members of the Salvation Army.

According to Joanna Crawley, head of the Itawamba County Salvation Army, there have been several reports of individuals going door-to-door asking for money. These people claim to represent the Salvation Army and are soliciting donations for the non-profit organization.

“We don’t do that,” Crawley said. “Please be aware that this is not a representation of the Salvation Army fundraising practices during Christmas.”

Although the Christmas season is the time of the Salvation Army’s primary fundraising, the group solely relies on money dropped in its iconic Red Kettles at disclosed locations such as Walmart, online or through dropoffs at its local store at 414 E. Main St. in Fulton.

The group never solicits door-to-door. Crawley said people need to be cautious of any individual or groups of individuals asking for money on behalf of the Salvation Army.

“If anyone approaches you on behalf of the Salvation Army, please contact us at (662) 862-7249,” Crawley said.

Adam Armour can be reached at 862-3141, by e-mailing adam.armour@journalinc.com or by visiting his blog at itawamba360.com.