The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program helps over 500 families, locally

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Some Middle Georgia families are saying “thank you” to complete strangers this Christmas.

“It’s just hard this year, so we’ve had to reach out,” grandmother of three Teresa Wilson said.

Ashley Wilson is a single mother of three. She’s had some hardships this year causing her to worry about not having presents for her kids under the tree.

With the help of a donor from the Angel Tree Program, is relieving her stress.

“I just started working and I wasn’t able to get nothing for them yet so this is helping a lot and I’m truly blessed to have this,” Wilson said.

Hundreds of families line up to pick-up their boxes of holiday gifts from the Angel Tree, giving families like Wilson some hope and joy this Christmas.

“There’s these people who will never meet this child, will never meet this family, but there’s a love and they want to give back to the community,” The Salvation Army Commanding Officer Frances Gilliam said.

The Salvation Army put up their Angel Tree at the Shoppes of River Crossing. On the tree, are Christmas wish-lists for kids in need. A donor picks an angel to help make those wish-lists become reality.

“Children don’t understand bills, they don’t understand there’s not enough money. They just know that Christmas is coming and every child looks forward to having gifts under the tree for them,” Gilliam said.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program is helping over 500 families, locally.

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