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Salvation Army Angel Tree Interviews Start Today

Now is the time to apply for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which provides gifts for under-privileged children and low-income families who otherwise might not be able to celebrate Christmas.

Lieutenant Michelle Walker says interviews start today and run from nine to four, and will continue through next Friday, October 26, at the Salvation Army’s office in Bryan.

Walker says you should bring picture identification and the birth certificate for each child participating, plus proof of residence, income, and household expenses.

She says they’re also looking for volunteers to help conduct interviews during the next two weeks, particularly Spanish-speakers.

Walker says that last year, almost seven hundred families that applied.

She says the Angel Tree program will kick off at Post Oak Mall next month.

The Salvation Army’s office is located at 2506 Cavitt Avenue.

MichelleWalker101012.mp3Michelle Walker visits with WTAW’s Kat McMullen

More information, courtesy of The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army will be taking applications for those needing assistance with toys for the 2012 holiday season.

Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, October 15 – October 26 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All those seeking assistance must apply in person at 2506 Cavitt Avenue in Bryan, Texas.

Applicants MUST provide the following information to be eligible for this program:

Picture identification for parent attending the interview

One form of the following identification for everyone in the household:
o Social security card
o Medicaid card
o School ID
o Matricula
o State Issued ID

Birth Certificate for all children applying

Proof of residence in Brazos County – must be recent utility bill, lease, or rental receipt

Proof of all sources of income for household in the last 30 days (paycheck stubs, SSI, Food Stamps, etc.)

Proof of all household expenses for the last 30 days (rent receipt, utility bills, phone bill, cable bill, childcare, cable services, car payment, insurance, etc.)

If you do not bring all information at the time you apply, you must return at a later time with paperwork for your application to be processed.

Only children 0-14 years of age are eligible.

For further information, please call: 979-361-0618 during the regular office hours.

Salvation Army Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO THE INTERVIEW.

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Posted by on Oct 15 2012. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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