Angel Tree Program Donates Bikes to Kids in Need
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)-40 volunteers gathered at the Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps on East 28th Street this morning to assemble 50 bikes for the Angel Tree program.
Southern Champion Tray donated the funds used to purchase the bikes from Academy Sports. After they finish, the Salvation Army will distribute the bikes to Angel Tree participants to put under their Christmas trees.
One volunteer, Chad Brashier, said that he came to volunteer because, “It’s been a rough couple of years for a lot of people. and for me this is what Christmas is all about. It’s coming out and able to play a small part in what the parents are trying to try to make their lives more enjoyable. That’s really why I’m out here today, spending some time doing that.”
This year, the Salvation Army is hoping to distribute gifts to more than 31-hundred Angel Tree recipients. And by the way, not all of the Angels have been adopted. There’s still time for you to help out.