Angel tree program kicks off

Salvation Army aims to help underprivileged at Christmas

TEXARKANA - The Salvation Army in Texarkana wants residents to consider adopting an angel this holiday season.

Friday, the Salvation Army kicked off the Angel Tree program, to give Christmas gifts to those in need.  Major David Feeser said most of the angels are children.  About a hundred elderly were accepted into the program, along with about nine hundred children.  The elderly in the program mostly reside in nursing homes and have no family.  

Friday, officials also kicked off the Red Kettle campaign.  Feeser said the money "Goes to pay for our Christmas effort.  When we're done with Christmas it goes into our winter assistance program to help with the shelter, and also rent and utility assistance and things like that to provide for people all year long."

If you'd like to adopt an angel from the Salvation Army's angel tree, you can find them at Central Mall in Texarkana or any of the following locations.  You can also stop by the Salvation Army office in Texarkana, Arkansas.  

Sugarhill Methodist Church 
Texarkana A & M University 
Legends Gym 
Old Navy 
Slim Chickens 
Walmart Optical Center New Boston, TX 
First Baptist Church 
Laws Chapel Church 

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