By Galen Holley | NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Those who missed their chance to sign up for Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree will have another opportunity Wednesday.
Beginning at 8 a.m., Army personnel will accept applications at the Carnation Street office in Tupelo.
Some 400 families signed up earlier this month, according to Susan Gilbert, the director of social services.
That’s down from last year and Gilbert wanted to make sure no needy children missed their chance. Last year the Angel Tree provided gifts for more than 1,000 children age 12 and under.
Gilbert wasn’t confident that word reached some children through their schools in Lee, Union and Prentiss counties, as well as in Amory, Smithville and Wren.
Families wishing to sign up should arrive promptly at 8 a.m., Gilbert said.
They should also bring a Social Security card for everyone in the household, a photo I.D., birth certificates for children as well as proof of income and all bills, paid and unpaid, for September or October.
Angel Trees will go up the middle of next month at The Mall at Barnes Crossing, as well as at both Walmart locations in Tupelo and Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Center.
For more information, call (662) 842-9222.