Dane County's Salvation Army knew things were bad, but they didn't know how bad. Major Paul Moore says applications for assistance this holiday have increased 30-percent. "Last year we helped some 11,000 people, this year we already have applications for over 14,000 people," Moore says. Moore says that includes 10-thousand children who could have a pretty bleak Christmas. He says toy donations can be made to the Salvation Army or the Marine Corps Reserve through December 15th. Moore adds that more bell ringers and locations for Red Kettles are always needed. He says job losses or situations affecting someone's ability to work are the reasons most often given for the increase in demand this year.