Salvation Army collects for Christmas Angels

Each year the Salvation Army sets up Christmas Trees with the names of children from toddlers to twelve year-olds.

However, there are some who have not yet been selected for gifts donations.

"They are what we call the forgotten angels," said Captain Andy Gilliam of the Salvation Army.  "Angels that have come in at a late date and we have to fill those at the last minute."

All the ornaments currently on the tree are Forgotten Angels.  These angels are the ones who have stayed on the tree more than two days.  The Salvation Army is wrapping up the program, and the deadline for adopting an Angel is December 12.

More than 2000 angels have been placed on the Angel Trees this year, but Gilliam said about 300 still remain for adoption.

Angels may be adopted this Christmas at various locations including The Turtle Creek Mall, Forrest General Hospital, Wesley Medical Hospital, Lights Jewelers, and Citizen's National Bank locations.

For more information on how you can adopt from the Angel Tree call Elizabeth Googe at 601-544-3205.

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