Salvation Army Angel Tree
Each Christmas season, a tradition unfolds- one that embodies the spirit of giving and demonstrates the power of community support. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, operating through West Main Baptist Church, provides an essential lifeline to those in need during the holiday season.
While the concept is simple – children's names are taken from the Angel Tree, and their needs and wishes are matched with generous donors – the impact is profound.
In a world where the holiday season often carries the burden of financial strain for many families, this program emerges as a beacon of hope. By identifying and supporting children who might otherwise go without, this program ensures that no child in Washington County is left out of the joy and magic of Christmas.
The Role of The Angel TreeThe heart of this program lies in the Angel Tree itself, a symbol of care, compassion, and community. Set up at our church, this tree bears the names and wishes of children who are eagerly awaiting the joy of Christmas. Each angel ornament represents a child in need, with their name and age inscribed. Beneath the angel's name, there are notes detailing the child's specific needs and desires, allowing donors to choose a child to support.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree acts as the bridge that connects the generous members of our community with those who are in need. It allows individuals, families, and local businesses to play a direct role in bringing the magic of Christmas to children who might otherwise miss out on the experience.