Adopt an angel, give a child a special Christmas

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The holiday season is here, and the red kettles and the Salvation Army's Angel Tree are proof of that.

The Salvation Army says nearly 3,000 children will be helped this year in the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

With help from the community, the campaign gives children in need a special Christmas.

The Angel Tree is displayed inside Independence Mall near the Ruby Tuesday Entrance and will operate from Nov. 10 to Dec. 17.

There are printed angels on the tree with the name, age and gift suggestions for a child registered with the program.

Each angel is ready for members of the community to "adopt" (purchase gifts) for Christmas.

Businesses and community organizations that would like to adopt angels or volunteer for the program can call Kim Bell at 910-443-8513 for more information.

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