Salvation Army ready for the holidays

Salvation Army Interview 11-1-12

ABILENE, Texas - Major James Parrish and Lindsey Trook from the Salvation Army visited KTXS This Morning on Thursday to talk about four upcoming holiday events.

The Angel Tree starts on Nov. 14 and runs through Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mall of Abilene. The Salvation Army needs volunteers to work the Angel Tree, as well as people to adopt angels. The tree is located between the men's Dillards and the Cookie Place.

There is also the opportunity for corporate Angel Trees. A company can host its own Angel Tree at their office. The trees will be delivered to companies Nov. 6 and 7. They are due back Dec. 12. 

The Salvation Army of Abilene will also be using the famous Bell Ringers. Volunteer bell ringers are needed. Bell Ringers will be around town from Nov. 12 to Dec. 24 in several locations around Abilene.

Besides the normal Bell Ringers, there will also be a Red Kettle Campaign for local high schools. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, there will be a red kettle at the South and North Wal-Marts. These kettles will benefit both the Salvation Army and local schools. The South Wal-Mart will benefit Abilene and Cooper Highs, while the North Wal-Mart will benefit Wylie.

Salvation Army will also be sponsoring a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. Volunteers are need to work the meals, and donate turkey. The Thanksgiving meal will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 22. The Christmas meal will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 25.

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