Families at or below the poverty line with children ages 12 and younger and seniors ages 60 and older are invited to register for the Angel Tree program. Through the generosity of donors, the Angel Tree provides clothing, toys and other items to qualified participants. Registration continues Oct. 29-Nov. 2 and Nov. 5-7 for the greater Chattanooga and Cleveland areas.
In Chattanooga, register at 5001 Covington St. off Rossville Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and only on Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.
In Cleveland, register at Mt. Olive East Church of God at 956 6th St. N.E., by appointment only at 423-308-3467.
For more information, including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 423-756-1023 or visit csarmy.org.
Volunteers are needed for the Angel Tree program, as well as other seasonal efforts like bell-ringing to raise money for the non-profit’s many ministries. Additionally, volunteers may host Christmas parties for low-income seniors, fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless.
In addition to giving at the kettles, donations may be made online at csarmy.org by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or mailed mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN, 37403. For more information, call 423-756-1023.
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 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. Eight-two cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org.