The Salvation Army Angel Tree provides Christmas assistance for needy children, their families and senior citizens who would not otherwise receive gifts, including necessities like food and warm clothing.
The local Salvation Army registered 4,109 Angels this year, an 18 percent increase from last year, which was up 30 percent over the previous year. There are 1836 Angels that have been adopted so far, but the deadline to adopt is 11 days away. Angels Trees are located at Hamilton Place, Northgate, and Bradley Square malls.
“We are asking the community be really be generous and shop for others this Thanksgiving weekend so all these Angels will be adopted and have a wonderful Christmas,” said Major Teresa Newsome, director of Women’s Services. “We also need those who have adopted Angels to return those gifts as soon as they possibly can.”
Monetary donations are still needed to assist with all Christmas programs, including the Angel Tree. Donations can be placed in any of the Red Kettles, mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., given online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.