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The Salvation Army is handing out 2,800 gifts to kids in Bryan/College Station

The Angel Tree program has been hard at work, sorting and preparing gifts for the holidays.

BRYAN, Texas — The Salvation Army in Bryan/College Station is ready to hand out more than 2,800 gifts to families in the Angel Tree program on Thursday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 16. 

Since Nov. 12, volunteers from the community have been working diligently to get everything ready for these two days of distribution.

New Salvation Army worker Josiah Outerbridge described the experience of being a part of something larger than himself, "It's been beautiful ti see all the gifts that are going out and just also working with some of the people that are putting gifts together." 

Families enrolled in the Angel Tree program who have been approved can come to the Post Oak Mall Angel Tree warehouse on both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive their assigned gifts. 

This is a very exciting day for everyone involved, being able to put smiles on kids faces during the holiday season is a great reward for each of the volunteers and staff members that made it possible. 

"We had over 2,800 children get adopted and each of those children received several different gift items, clothing, toys, we had over 500 bikes donated. It's been a very successful campaign we're very thankful for the community." said Salvation Army Corps Officer, Captain Tim Israel.

For more information on the Angel Tree program and volunteer opportunities, visit here

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