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Corinth Salvation Army Seeks Families Who Need Angel Tree Gifts

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps children have a special Christmas.

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

The Corinth Salvation Army will soon accept applications from people who wish to receive Angel Tree gifts for children at Christmas.

Children ages newborn to 12 receive gifts from the Angel Tree program.

The Salvation Army is an emergency needs based organization. This means that families who receive gifts from the Angel Tree must be facing some kind of setback, whether it be car repair, the loss of a job, a house fire or other situation.

Those who want to make an application to be included on the Angel Tree must provide proof of income, picture IDs and other documentation.

Appointments to make application for the Angel Tree program will be Oct. 2-6 and Oct. 9-13. To make an appointment call (662) 287-6979.

The annual Angel Tree program involves members of the community taking a tag off a tree at Walmart to buy clothes and toys for the child listed. The community always steps forward in a big way to fulfill all the Angel Tree wishes, said Michelle Miles, Salvation Army Service Center manager in Corinth.

The Corinth Salvation Army also plans to hold its Night With Santa event again this year. Last year was the first year for the Night With Santa, and it was a huge success, Miles said.

Many businesses, volunteers and others generously donated time, effort and goods to hold a meal at the Corinth National Guard Armory, Miles said.

Children wore their pajamas for a night of great fun, which also included a local youth pastor sharing the true meaning of Christmas.

Miles said it was an “amazing night,” and she is looking forward to it again this year.

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