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Viewpoint - Salvation Army Angel Tree

Last Thursday we ran a story about the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program being in need of help.  This is the program where the Salvation Army publicizes the needs of children—in fact we assist them in getting the word out every year on News Seven—and people donate toys and goods to give them a Merry Christmas.  This year the need was thirty percent greater than last year and as of last Thursday the Angel Tree Program was short of being able to help by 400 kids.

A plea went out.  Thankfully, here in South Mississippi such a need almost never goes unanswered.  Companies and corporations as well as individuals rushed forward to fill the gap.  You met the need as 22-hundred angels were helped and over 12-hundred holiday food baskets were given out.  About eighty volunteers lent their support to make sure the toys and food made their way to the right person.  That is a testament to the spirit of giving.  Other organizations such as Christian Services and the various other programs in our area that exist to help those less fortunate have always found fertile ground in the generosity of the people of the Pine Belt.  As always, for all of us at WDAM it is a true privilege and honor to serve you and we wish you the merriest of Christmases, Happy Hanukkah, and a glorious New Year.  I'm Jim Cameron.  As always, we urge you to let us hear from you.

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