The Salvation Army is in the midst of its Christmas outreach programs. Angel Tree registration for local children and seniors has officially started. Applications for the 2017 Angel Tree program will be taken in Chattanooga at 5001 Covington St., off of Rossville Boulevard, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., until Nov. 3. In Cleveland, folks can register by appointment only, by calling 423-308-3467. The Salvation Army is expecting long lines as need is great, officials said.
Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older are invited to register for the Angel Tree Program. "Through the generosity of our donors, the Angel Tree provides much needed clothing, toys and other crucial items to qualified participants," officials said.
For more information, including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 423-756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.org.
"Volunteers are invited to join our ranks and assist our staff with the Angel Tree Program, as well as our other seasonal efforts. Volunteers may assist at Angel Tree tables in the mall and serve as bell ringers in order to raise money for our many ministries, which meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of local residents. Additionally, volunteers may fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless. Changing a life is as easy as ringing a bell or stuffing a stocking or backpack," officials said.
Donations may be made online at www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn., 37403. For additional information, call 423-756-1023.