Angel Tree make-up day set

Published 9:00pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Though 150 families — including 500 children, will have their names placed on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree this Christmas, agency officials said there is still room for more names.

The agency will hold a make-up day for interviews for interested families who are in need on Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its 2104 Franklin St. location.

Maj. Tonya Roberts said she expects the make-up day to be a success.

“We’re anticipating it (more people to respond),” Roberts said. “To see how great the need was, we sent out a list and my bookkeeper had tallied 2-and-1/2 pages of people asking for assistance.”

Roberts said participants must bring required information such as proof of income (including bills), birth certificates, Medicaid cards, picture identifications for parent and children and know the last four digits of social security numbers, to be considered.

“The key thing is this is the final day, so they need to come out and sign up if you have a need,” Roberts said.

Around November, information on the families to adopt will be available, and gifts will be distributed before the Christmas holiday at the Old National Guard Armory.

In 2010, Roberts said the agency helped 356 families, including 1,400 children, have a Christmas.

If you are interested in adopting a child or family, call 872-1646.
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