Angel Tree registration to be held Oct. 2-4

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/11/17

The Salvation Army of Walker County is starting registration in the next few weeks for its annual Angel Tree Christmas project.

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Angel Tree registration to be held Oct. 2-4

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The Salvation Army of Walker County is starting registration in the next few weeks for its annual Angel Tree Christmas project.

Debbie Willcutt of the Salvation Army’s social services department asks that people begin calling as soon as possible to schedule registration appointments, which will take place on Oct. 2-4. Appointments will be scheduled between 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 until 3 p.m. for each of the three days.

Copies of the following information must be provided upon registration: Parent or legal guardian’s state ID, child’s birth certificate, proof of income and expenses. Willcutt emphasized that parents must bring their own copies, as the Salvation Army cannot make copies of these items.

Children must be 12 years old and under to be eligible. If a child has participated in the program at least three times — whether consecutively or not — they do not qualify to participate again this year.

Last year, 145 children from a three-county area were helped through the Angel Tree, and this year the Salvation Army is pushing for 200 children. Children from Walker, Winston and Marion counties are eligible to participate in the Angel Tree.

“We’re going to take as many applications as we can,” Willcutt said.

Those who sign up for the program need to bring their child’s wishlist, as well as clothing sizes to the appointment.

Willcutt said the dates “will come up quick” and encouraged anyone who thinks they may be eligible to sign up for an appointment.

Jo Thomason, a volunteer with the Salvation Army, said they’ll most likely have an Angel Tree set up at Los Reyes in downtown Jasper and another set up at the Salvation Army’s Jasper location after they approve the applicants. People can also contact the Salvation Army of Walker County to adopt an angel.

“We want to have a good Christmas this year with everybody,” Willcutt said. “Last year, we were very blessed and everybody got adopted. ... We’ve got a good community helping with our Angel Tree.”

To make an appointment, call 205-512-1120. The Salvation Army’s Walker County service center is located at 207 East 20th Street in Jasper.