Port Huron, MI — Red Kettles and bell-ringing are a sign of the holiday season. With less people out and about this year, the Salvation Army is finding other ways to make sure all of the families in need in the area get help. Tags on “Angel Trees” are available for community members to take and to then purchase food and gifts for either individual children or entire families.
Major Susan Dalberg, Corps Officer at the Citadel said, “We already know that the toughest ages to get donations for are 9-12. Those ages represent the largest children groups this year. Lego kits, craft kits, toiletry gift sets, beauty gift sets and gift cards to fast food restaurants, movie theatres and large superstores like Target and Walmart are great gifts for this age group.”
The tags are located at Birchwood Mall near Target. Walmart also has a tree, in addition to an online Angel Tree that can be found at salvationarmyusa.org. Donations of toys can be dropped off at the Salvation Army in Port Huron.
Salvation Army Major Wes Dalberg added, “Every donation helps, from coins in the red kettle to cans of food. Every act of giving is love in action.”
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland