Salvation Army, 41NBC & volunteers hand out Angel Tree gifts

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – “Need has no season,” said Major Frances Gilliam with the Salvation Army.

Every season has its cold and warm times.

“Their mother died two years ago, so I want to do something special for (her kids),” said Patricia Dixon, who was there to pick up a gift.

But the season of need fulfilled gives you that warm feeling inside.

“I’m very very happy, at peace, and blessed,” said Dixon.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree knows that feeling well.

They give away gifts each year donated by generous people–to families who need something under the tree.

41NBC and other volunteers helped grab the gifts and roll them out.

Major Gilliam made sure they rolled smoothly.

“People who have come to us asking help for Christmas that they would be surprised and really blessed by the generosity of the community that has supported their children and provided these gifts for Christmas,” said Gilliam.

Gifts by definition are given, and always received.

“As you can see with the bikes, and every piece of clothing and every toy, everything that has been given to us has been donated by this community,” said Gilliam.

“We actually had a kid cry yesterday for a long time because he seen the bikes and he realized he was getting one for Christmas,” said volunteer Terrence Gordon. “That was a very, very good thing to see.”

You can give a warm heart too–a fantastic gift in a season of need.

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