HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Salvation Army of Huntsville started off the Christmas season with 3,000 angels on this tree. With 24 hours left to claim one, 219 still remain unspoken for.
"It concerns us,” said Major Jean Wilson. "We got off to our usual slow start but the second week it normally picks up a lot more and this year it didn't seem to gain that momentum."
Each angel represents a child in our community. "Some of these families struggle throughout the year to make ends meet," said Wilson.
Without these angels, "every one of these kids would not have much, if anything, if it wasn't for the Salvation Army Angel Tree," said Wilson.
That's why it's important to make sure this tree is bare, so that the tree at home isn't.
Each angel is different. Some children want a bike, others a doll. "It’s a wish list, it's not a required list," said Wilson.
It makes it easy to decide just what to buy. There's still time to get a gift or three, making sure no forgotten angels are left on the tree.
The last day to pick up an angel is tomorrow at 8 p.m. They are available at Parkway Place from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. or you can get them online at Salvationarmyhuntsville.org. Here is a direct link to the signup list.
The toys can be turned in at the mall by 8 p.m. tomorrow, or you can drop them off at 2995 Wall Triana Hwy by 3 p.m. on Friday.