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The Salvation Army assists families with Angel Tree Program

BELLE GLADE — The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is not a government funded program. The Salvation Army Angel Tree is a needs based program meant to serve the neediest families with small children during the Christmas season. Families who struggle month to month, have recently lost work or who are undergoing an emergency of need of some kind can get help through our program.

Parents may register their children ages newborn to 12 years old on Oct. 4-5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1101 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade.

The toys that are provided to the families that register are not purchased by The Salvation Army; they are provided by generous people in the community who actually go shopping for the children “angels” that have registered for the Angel Tree.