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More Than 200 Names Left On Salvation Army Angel Tree

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - For the staff at the Salvation Army, their warehouse is just like Santa's workshop.

"We are in the process right now of getting all the items put together for the angels," said Captain Gilliam of the Salvation Army.

"We are in a real need of having folks come out and help us get things together," he said

One of those helpers is April Jowers.

"We just like to help out the community," she said.

She along with about 30 others from William Carey University came out to help volunteer Wednesday. 

"We are packing toys to kids who won't get toys for Christmas gifts," she said. "We get a lot of stuff that other kids don't so the least we can do is come out and put toys in a bag for them."

Gilliam says they still have more than 200 names that still have not been adopted from the angel tree.

"This year we had more than 2,400 children apart of the program," he said. "It gives children food, clothes and toys."

Ellen Hall an angel tree donor says her social group participates every year.

"We give as much as we can," she said

Gilliam says he hopes more donors like hall step up before the deadline.

"It's very import that a child has Christmas

Thursday is the deadline for people to come by and pick a name off the angel tree that's located at the Turtle Creek Mall.

The deadline to turn in donations is Saturday.

Distribution day is next Friday, Dec. 20.

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