(October 8, 2020 Galveston) The Salvation Army in Galveston is postponing the last day of Angel Tree registration due to the approach of Hurricane Delta. County residents are welcomed to register at 601 51st. Street in Galveston on Friday, October 16 from 9:00 am until 3:00pm.
Other opportunities to register are October 21-23 in Texas City at 4801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway from 9:00 am until 3:00. Volunteer opportunities are available for all dates and computer experience is necessary. Call 409-939-9013 for details.
Documentation that families need to bring with them to apply are proof of current address (lease or utility in your name), proof of all income including any government assistance and birth certificates for children 12 and under or official documents that contain their date-of-birth. Parents or guardians also need to be prepared to fill out a gift list with toy suggestions valued between $20 and $50 that are age appropriate and clothing sizes, keeping in mind that the children will not receive the clothes until Christmas. No phone applications are available. For questions call 409-763-1691.
The Salvation Army relies solely on the community it serves to support the needs of the area. To help, you can make a donation online or check out volunteer opportunities at www.salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org.
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About The Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 139 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disable, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those service in 5,000 communities nationwide.