Families still need assistance

Published 8:43 pm Monday, November 14, 2011

Even though the Salvation Army’s Nov. 8 radio blitz proved to be successful — with 512 out of 645 Angels adopted, there are still more children and families that need your help for Christmas.

With Angel Trees at various locations throughout Selma, Maj. Tonya Roberts said the public still has time to adopt and buy presents before the Dec. 9 deadline.

“There’s (angels) at Walgreens — 30, 25 at Dave’s Market, the library has 50 … BankTrust has 30 and First Cahawba — 15,” Roberts said. “ (There are) some at our office — 72.”

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Roberts said she has high hopes for the remaining Angels, and said the agency will continue to press.

“I’m praying … last year we got them all adopted and didn’t get them (gifts) back by deadline,” Roberts said. “We’re just going to keep praying that people will adopt.”

And though Roberts has asked all participants to spend at least $50 on their Angels, for those who can’t, she encourages participants to still give.

“If they can’t afford $50, bring by a toy or donation and mark it for Angel Tree or put (donations) in red bucket or kettle or write a check for ‘Angel Tree,’” Roberts said. “When you shop for Black Friday, think about a child that’s less fortunate.”

For more information on how to adopt one of the remaining Angels, contact the Salvation Army at 872-1646. Organizers are asking those who adopted Angels, and those who do in the coming weeks, to return the toys and clothing back to the agency no later than Friday, Dec. 9 so they can be delivered.

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