HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual Angel Tree project. It’s a major undertaking, and the organization is putting out the call for volunteers.
Every year, The Salvation Army collects Christmas gifts for thousands of children and seniors in need in Huntsville and Madison County.
Registration for families is September 23rd-27th at The Salvation Army office, located at 2114 Oakwood Avenue. Here are the hours each day:
-September 23, 2013 from 8:30am until 4:30pm
-September 24, 2013 from 8:30am until 7:00pm
-September 25, 2013 from 8:30am until 4:30pm
-September 26, 2013 from 8:30am until 4:30pm
-September 27, 2013 from 8:30am until 7:00pm
Children must be 1 to 12 years of age at Christmas. Please bring a photo ID for all adults in the household, a birth certificate for each eligible child, custody paper if applicable, lease agreement, rent receipt, or mortgage payment booklet which shows proof of address, proof of all income, earned and unearned, for every member of your household, proof of all bills for household and Tenant Profile if applicable (HUD/Section 8). If you have no income and someone else pays ANY of your bills, Salvation Army workers MUST see their ID and income information as well as your own.
Before arriving, please know clothing sizes for your child or children and know three wish list items for each child. NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED AT REGISTRATION.
Volunteers are needed to help throughout the project. Whether it’s with registration, helping with food for staff or workers, entering Angel information into the computer, or working at the local malls during the Christmas season, the Army would love to find a place for you. Bilinguals are also needed to help during registration.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lydia Pennington, the Salvation Army’s Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, call (256) 536-5576 ext. 14.