Salvation Army has new Angel Tree warehouse location

Salvation Army has new Angel Tree warehouse location

Andrew Cummings
December 13, 2017

If you need assistance this holiday season, this is your last chance to register for the Salvation Army's "Sharing Christmas Family Food and Toy program".

With time running out, there are still about 750 tags left on the Angel Tree at Fayette Mall.

The Salvation Army had used a former auto dealership site on Peters Creek Parkway for years to sort donations and as its hub for its Christmas giveaway to children.

Worthy said it's not too late to turn in the gifts.

The tree starts out covered with paper bells that specify a boy or girl of a given age range and provides some gift suggestions, such as a toy or clothing. With less people volunteering, the Salvation Army said they are having to ask people to stay out longer, if they are available. "We're praying people are still coming in".

Leidy said they pulled the remaining angels from the trees Tuesday to see just how many they have left to get adopted.

"I think as human beings we are created to give", he said.

The Salvation Army is asking for your donations to help these families, as they do not require any more goods or food right now.

Lynda said parents would often involve their kids, making giving a family tradition.

The mother of two girls, Chloe Fowler, 7, and Chelsea Fowler, 3, will need food vouchers to get through the Christmas season.

That way, volunteers can spend some time with each recipient, so that that person has someone to open their gift with and talk to on the holiday, Newman said. He said the decline is a reflection of several unstaffed kettle locations.

The research also estimated 735,000 Australians knew 10 or more families who would experience financial hardship or poverty this Christmas and more than 13 million Australians knew someone who would be lonely.

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