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Angel Tree program to make Christmas brighter for area families

WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News) WMBF News has partnered with The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The holidays are quickly approaching, and WMBF News is partnering with The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program to help make the season merrier for families in need.

There are 1,676 “angels” available for adoption in the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee.

Residents can “adopt” an angel by choosing one from a number of trees available throughout the area. Additionally, individuals can click here to go to WMBF’s Virtual Angel Tree.

They will be provided with the name of an individual child and a list of want they want for Christmas.

Created in 1979 by The Salvation Army, the Angel Tree program provides clothes and toys for children in need at Christmas time, according to the organization’s website.

To find out more about the Angel Tree program, click here.

For those who don't want to adopt an angel but still want to help, there is a place to donate online. That money will go to buy gift for any angels that don't get adopted and to provide holiday meals for their families.  

The Salvation Army Kettle Drive does the same thing, and residents can donate when they a bell ringer. 

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