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Contact:
Sybil Monciváis Sánchez
Media Relations Manager
832-201-8025 direct / 832-865-9815 cell
Sybil_Sanchez@uss.salvationarmy.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2013
Christmas Gifts to be distributed to “Angel Tree” Program Participants

Houston, Texas – The Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree” Christmas assistance program, which provides new unwrapped gifts to children up to 12 years of age, will be distributing gifts from Wednesday, December 18th to Friday, December 20th at six Salvation Army Corps locations across the greater Houston area. Families who registered during the month of October will receive their gifts, in time for Christmas Day.

ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

Who: The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command

What: Distribution of gifts to “Angel Tree” program participants

When: Wednesday & Thursday, December 18 & 19, 2013
Between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m

Where: Six Salvation Army Corps, including
Northwest Corps
12507 Windfern Rd., 77064
Visuals: - The Salvation Army distributing gifts to program participants
- Families in line and receiving gifts
Why: To fulfill the Christmas wishes of disadvantaged children and seniors during this holiday season.
People still interested in donating gifts are encouraged to drop off their new unwrapped gifts at the locations listed below. These gifts will help us prepare for next year’s “Angel Tree” Christmas assistance program.

  • Until Saturday, December 21st - Baybrook Mall, Deerbrook Mall and Willowbrook Mall, look for the Angel Tree location inside the malls.
  • Until Sunday, December 22nd - All participating Randalls grocery stores, IHOP restaurants and Bel Furniture locations.
  • Until Monday, December 23rd – The Galleria, look for the Angel Tree location inside the mall.


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In this community since 1889, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, shelter, disaster relief, counseling, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. Each year over 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army. About 88.4 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support those services in Houston and at close to 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmyhouston.org.