More than 200 angels still await adoption from The Salvation Army’s Angel Trees, Lieutenant Stephanie Hargis said Saturday.
Authorities in Orange County are looking for a “grinch” who stole money from some local families in need. “We are just making sure they are part of the present as well”.
“We always need volunteers”, Haskell said, adding people can call the Goodfellows office at 519-354-1146 for more information on how to help.
Lt. McGee said the donations go toward important causes. The donation includes children’s toys and games that have been lost on the network and have remained unclaimed for over three months. We are just in a desperate place, ” she said. “Your generation helps us fight for good in our community all year”.
Each holiday season, the Salvation Army of Tallahassee accepts applications from elderly residents and families in need of Christmas assistance in Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla counties.
Salvation Army volunteers with a bell and kettle are a familiar site across the country this time of year.
“One of the biggest things for us right now is getting toys in”, Juan Gomez said.
Dolores Watts said the fund raised between about $85,000 past year. The thought to him of children not having a Christmas was heart breaking to him.
More information about the Angel Tree program can be found here. “He wanted to buy toys. Someone gave a $1,000 check to Gracie’s and she told him to deposit the check into the kettle”, Proffitt said.
Members of the FOX10 News team were helping the Salvation Army collect donations at the Walmart store in Fairhope. Both ZIP codes are 79761.