Angel Tree Extended By One Week, 993 Angels Need To Be Adopted

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Chattanooga and Cleveland Salvation Army Angel Tree program deadline to adopt an Angel for this Christmas 2013 was extended to Sunday.  However, with 933 Angels still needing to be adopted, the deadline has been extended again to Friday, Dec. 13.  

"This is the first time we have had to have double extension," states Major Algerome Newsome, Salvation Army area commander. The Salvation Army Angel Tree provides Christmas assistance for needy children, their families and senior citizens who would not otherwise receive gifts including necessities like food and warm clothing. 

There are currently 4,512 Angels that have been adopted so far.  The Salvation Army requests these gifts be returned by Dec. 13 as well.   

Love Gives Wheels, a 36 hour bike drive to collect a goal of 500 bikes for Angel Tree children is going on Friday through Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Walmart on Gunbarrel Road.  Stop by and support The Dynamic Church and this bike drive.  Special guests including Sean Kelly of The New York Yankees, BJ Coleman, former Green Bay Packer Quarterback, and local media will join Pastor Wesley Odum on the 40 feet plus scissor lift to raise awareness and help reach the 500 bike goal. 

Red Kettles collections are also sluggish. “As of today we have collected a total of $163,424.37 which is far from where we need to be by Dec. 24,” states Major Al Newsome, area commander for The Salvation Army. “Our goal is $450,000 for this year’s Red Kettle Campaign.” 

Monetary donations are needed to purchase gifts for children and seniors.  Donations can be placed in any of the Red Kettles, mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., given online at www.csarmy.org  or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.


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