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Salvation Army Needs Help With Angel Tree Program

November 12th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

According to Jim Dillingham with the Salvation Army in Cumberland, more than 200 children still need to be “adopted” under the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. That program attempts to match needy children with area residents who want to provide a child with Christmas gifts.  Each Christmas season the Salvation Army accepts applications from families who have fallen on difficult financial times. If they qualify, the children are placed in the Angel Tree program where they are then chosen or, in the program’s language, “adopted” by individuals or businesses. The Angel Tree program accepts children from Allegany and Garrett counties in Maryland and Mineral and Hampshire counties in West Virginia. Dillingham, officer and senior pastor, said that this year has been difficult due to the tough economic times…


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