Salvation Army Needs Help With “Angel Tree” Adoptions

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - It’s called the season of giving; and there’s one group that especially needs your help during the holidays.


The Salvation Army of the Shoals is more than halfway through their Angel Tree drive, and have only adopted out about 50 percent of the angels.


It’s a passion Major Jean Wilson holds close to her heart.


With each Angel she places on the adoption tree, Major Wilson thinks about the child whose name is printed on the card.


Her goal through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree project, to make sure every child has a special Christmas.


According to Wilson, “Some children are going to have very little for Christmas this year, unless you get out there and adopt one of these Angels or several Angels.”


Major Wilson says if you can’t afford to adopt an Angel, help fill the kettles around the Shoals or drop off items at the Angel Tree locations.


In addition to toys, Wilson says the Angels on the trees need shoes and clothing.


Salvation Army leaders say the families in need are always so humbled by the generosity of strangers.


“They’re very thankful, and it’s just a good feeling to know that someone who appreciates it is getting the help that they need,” explained Major Wilson.


With just over a week to go in the Angel Tree drive, the Salvation Army of the Shoals still has over 700 Angels to adopt by December 8th.


The Salvation Army of the Shoals has three locations to adopt Angels:



    • Regency Square Mall from 10am until 8pm, Monday through Saturday.


    • SunTrust Bank on Court Street in Florence from 8:30am until 5pm, Monday through Friday.


  • Wal-Mart in Russellville from 10am until 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and on Tuesday and Saturday from 4pm until 6:30pm.