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More Angels Needed
Today, we ran a story about the local Salvation Army’s struggling kettle campaign this year. Some of the money from the agency’s largest fundraiser go toward buying toys for children not chosen from the Angel Tree. And this year, it looks like there will be a lot of those children needing toys. The Angel Tree donations are due Monday, and about 400 angels have not been plucked from area trees.
“This year, our community’s needs are greater than ever,” Captain Jamie Satterlee said. “We sure hope that within the next couple of days, more people will come forth and be an angel by picking an angel – and bring that child a little hope for the holidays.”
Angel Trees are available at local WalMarts (in Central Park, in Massaponax, on U.S. 17 in Stafford, in Ferry Farm in Stafford and on Garrisonville Road in Stafford) as well as at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, at BJ’s and at The Salvation Army offices, 2012 Lafayette Blvd. in Fredericksburg.
Gifts are due back by Monday, Dec. 13. For details, call The Salvation Army at 540/373-3431.