Deadline approaching for Angel Tree

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By Shannon Brock

Plenty of angels are still available for adoption on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
Maj. Linda Hicks with the Salvation Army in Frankfort said about 200 Anderson County families with 400 children applied for assistance this year.
The majority of those children, represented by angels on the Angel Tree located inside Walmart, are in danger of not receiving any help this Christmas, she said.
“The angels aren’t going very fast,” Hicks said.
The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts around Dec. 16, and gifts must be turned in by Friday, Dec. 10.
The angels on the tree include a child’s first name, age, clothing sizes and items the child has requested for Christmas, Hicks said.
Adopting an angel is as simple as selecting the angel card off the tree, purchasing a gift and leaving it at the store, unwrapped and awaiting collection, she said.
“Most people pick up a gift while they’re there, so it’s one stop and they’re done,” she said.
Hicks said the gifts are collected daily from the store.
If a person purchases multiple gifts for one child, Hicks said those gifts should be bagged and labeled with a code number found on the angel tree card to make sure they get to their appropriate destination.
“We appreciate all that you’re doing,” Hicks said of the local community. “Every little bit helps.”