WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Salvation Army is looking for people to watch over their growing number of angels.
Every year, the organization hangs paper angels on trees around town. They bear the names of children who need to be adopted and given a happy holiday, but not all of the children in need get help.
This year over 1,000 families have asked for help for their 3,000 little angels - a growing need that's a reflection of how many families are struggling this Christmas.
"You're heart hurts to know there are children out there who are wanting," said Salvation Army volunteer Laraine Butler. "And it's not a situation a lot of parents choose to be in. They would be working if they could - be providing if they could, but that's just the way it is this Christmas."