The Salvation Army of Owensboro has extended its Angel Tree deadline until Friday to help as many people as possible. Tags will be available for donors to select beginning next week.
The Angel tree program will serve approximately 300 Owensboro families this holiday season.
“Even through the pandemic, hope marches on. The Salvation Army wants to be a source of hope for families in our community,” Salvation Army Captain Alyssa Irvin said.
The Angel Tree program, which opened its registration in October, kicks off The Salvation Army’s “Hope Marches On” holiday campaign.
Irvin said that The Salvation Army of Owensboro will hold their annual Chili Express fundraiser on Nov. 18. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5 per person.
The organization’s Red Kettle campaign will begin on Nov. 19.
Irvin said The Angel Tree program in particular is close to her heart.
“I am a child that was on the Angel tree,” she said. “My family received services from The Salvation Army. We want everyone to feel the joy of Christmas and to know that someone cares for them.”
Those who wish to apply for the program can contact The Salvation Army office in Owensboro at 270-685-5576. Angel Tree tags will be available for selection at Owensboro’s TJ Maxx, Burke’s Outlet, and Walmart locations starting on Nov. 8.
Written by Jessica M. Pierce