JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – While the Jamestown Salvation Army is in the midst of their largest fundraiser campaign this holiday season, they are also providing the Angel Tree Program.
The Angel Tree Program started in 1979 to provide gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.
Major Tim Nauta states that families apply for the service before the tags and trees are set up. The tags include all the information that’s needed in order to purchase the gifts that will go to that child.
Major Nauta reports that trees are located at the Buffalo Mall and Stutsman Harley Davidson. Nauta says that when people pick up a tag, they need to remember that the gifts they purchase for the child may be the only gifts they get this Christmas.
Nauta says the unwrapped gifts will be distributed by the Salvation Army to the families so they can wrap the gifts, giving them a chance to be involved with the process.
For more on the program, contact the Salvation Army locally at 701-252-0290. Listen to a full interview with Major Tim Nauta below:
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