“This donor is so generous by donating and joining The Salvation Army in doing the most good,” said Algerome Newsome, The Salvation Army area commander. “What a blessing this person has provided to so many this Christmas.”
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program deadline is extended to Sunday, Dec. 9. With only four days left, there are still 651 Angels to be adopted and many more who have been adopted but their gifts have not been dropped off yet. 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. Angel Trees are at Hamilton Place, Northgate and Bradley Square shopping malls.
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. in Chattanooga, given online at csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for 130 years in the U.S. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty-two cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit salvationarmyusa.org.