Angels needed: Help the Salvation Army help others

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Many of us remember the joy of waking up on Christmas morning to find a pile of presents under the tree.

But, not everyone has that experience.

There’s a story circulating on the Internet about a man who helps a single mother who is trying to get home for Christmas.

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She asks, “Are you an angel?” He replies, “No. But angels are really busy this time of year, so sometimes God uses ordinary people.”

The very spirit of Christmas makes us want to give, and the Salvation Army offers an opportunity for you to give to some children who otherwise might wake up to a dismal Christmas morning.

The Angel Tree in Selma Mall is still filled with Angels in need of adoption.

There are 120 children whose names remain on the Angel Tree.

Capt. Don New of the Salvation Army said at this time last year there were only about 50 children on the Angel Tree.

The Salvation Army plans to make the season brighter for 225 families this year in Selma and Dallas County, including 600 children. Anyone wishing to drop by the Selma Mall and pick an angel from the Angel Tree, has until Dec. 18 to purchase a gift and drop it by the Salvation Army at 2104 Franklin St.

You can spend as much or as little as you like. But whatever you do, it will help make a Merry Christmas for a local family.