Perdue Foundation delivers hundreds of gifts to Salvation Army, ‘Angel Tree’ program

SALISBURY, Md. – Friday afternoon, Perdue Farms delivered a truck-load of holiday gifts to the Salvation Army which we’re told will help more than 1,000 children this year.

This decades-long tradition helps with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Officials tell us, with more families needing help and lack of volunteers, this year is extra special for them to receive a helping hand from Perdue.

Gifts range from bikes to games, toys, school supplies, and much more. This is all in the hopes of giving families and children much-needed Christmas cheer and a little support.

“We believe in what the Salvation Army does, they help strengthen people’s spirits, they help people’s tables with food, and they help strengthen their Christmas’s with gifts and things kids want and need and so we’re really excited to be able to participate in that,” says Kim Nechay, Executive Director of the Perdue Foundation.

Salvation Army officer, Captain Cristina Trantham adds, “The families, they’ve just fallen on hard times and they really count on the Salvation Army and community members for the support this time of year so it’s important to give anyway that you can, no gift is too small.” Cap. Trantham also adds, “It’s just an exciting time of year to see the gifts coming in not just from Perdue, but from the community at large from churches, from specific groups, from individuals who choose to give a gift give clothing, give a donation to help support the Angel Tree program this time of year.”

The Salvation Army will host its annual Angel Tree toy distribution for over 1,000 children from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21st.

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