The Salvation Army’s angel tree program amidst the pandemic

SALISBURY, Md. –  There are 1,000 children signed up for the Salvation Army’s Angel tree program this year, but there are still hundreds waiting to be sponsored by December 10th.

With the pandemic altering many traditions, the organization making adjustments and looking for support from the community during these hard times.
The Salvation Army started receiving applications in August for the program, which helps provide toys for families in need.

In past years, families would gather in a gymnasium to receive their gifts, but this year, they’re doing a drive through to maintain social distancing.

“The salvation army is here and will be here, we’re going to continue to do the most good but we depend on the community to support us financially, so that we can keep our programs up and running,” Capt. Matthew Trantham from the Salvation Army.

If you’re interested in sponsoring a child this Christmas, you can find Angel tags at the north Salisbury Wal-Mart, the Salisbury mall, or stop by the Salvation Army. They ask that you bring gifts back by December 14th.

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