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THE SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN

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This week, The Salvation Army started their annual Christmas giving Angel Tree program, providing gifts, toys, clothing, and food for families during the holiday season. The application registration period opened in Kent County Saturday October 1st and runs through December 3rd.
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 6, 2022) – Even though the Red Kettles aren’t out yet, it’s not too soon to get ready for the holiday season. This week, The Salvation Army started their annual Christmas giving Angel Tree program, providing gifts, toys, clothing, and food for families during the holiday season. The application registration period opened in Kent County Saturday October 1st and runs through December 3rd. To apply go to https://saangeltree.org.

The success of the program relies heavily on community support and funding. Businesses, churches, schools, and organizations may sign up to host an Angel Tree site, collecting toys and gifts for children in their local community. Donations are also needed to help purchase gift cards. Corporations may also by participate by decorating Christmas trees at their place of business with Angels for employees to adopt or help with sponsorships. To learn more, or to volunteer, go to https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/wmni/angel-tree-toy-drive. Or contact your local Salvation Army for more information.

Last year The Salvation Army of Kent County helped more than 1,500 families and more than 3,900 children. They hope to help even more families this year. The Angel tree program is sponsored in part by WOOD-TV.

About The Salvation Army USA

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more 130 years in the United States. 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. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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