Salvation Army Collects for Christmas Angels

Each year the Salvation Army sets up trees as part of its Angel Tree Program which allows people to donate Christmas gifts for children, but some children are not selected for donation immediately.

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

While more than 2,000 angels have been placed on the Angel Trees, Gilliam said there are almost 300 forgotten angels.  The Salvation Army is wrapping up its program with the deadline to adopt child on December, 12.

All the ornaments on the tree are considered Forgotten Angels after not being adopted for two days.

Angles trees are currently set up at Turtle Creek Mall, Lights Jewelers, Forest General Hospital as well as Wesley General Hospital, and Citizen's National Bank locations.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Googe at 601-544-3205.