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Salvation Army of Hattiesburg hold Angel Tree distribution

Distribution day at Hattiesburg Salvation Army Distribution day at Hattiesburg Salvation Army

 Cars were lined up into the street Friday morning as the the Salvation Army of Hattiesburg held their Angel Tree and Holiday Food Box distribution. Inside the gymnasium was full of presents to be given out. 

This year the Salvation Army says they are helping about 150 fewer families, but still helped about 800-families and 1500-children from the Angel Tree. 

Major Francis Gilliam said without the support from the community none of this would be possible.

"The community response has always been wonderful," said Gilliam. "Whether they volunteer to sit at  the Angel Tree, volunteer to ring bells, purchasing gifts for the Angel Tree children, or volunteering on distribution day."

Getting ready for distribution day is a monumental task. Volunteers have been working tirelessly to get ready for the event.. More than 100-hundred volunteers were on hand Friday making the distribution go as smoothly as possible.

"It's very rewarding and very hard to try to get everything organized and where it needs to be on distribution day, said volunteer Misty Hawkins. "We are thankful for all of the people that donated and adopted angels. We are very blessed."

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