Local organization provides gifts for local Angel Tree kids

Chattanooga Echelon ran collective 50 miles in fifth annual Run with Reason

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Members of Chattanooga Echelon sprinted into the Signal Mountain Walmart today to shop for kids on their Salvation Army Angel Tree.

The organization recently raised five thousand dollars through its fifth annual Run for Reason campaign.

Area businesses and churches all donated to ensure every child on the Angel Tree wakes up to a gift this Christmas.

One volunteer says once they clear out one tree, it’s on to the next one.

“This is an opportunity where we can make them feel loved, bring a lot of joy this time of year and make them feel fortunate,” said Echelon President Kyle Briner. “Just a little bit of effort, just a little bit of time, the resources that we have, we can just make a big impact by making a big need.”

The organization has raised more than 55-thousand dollars through the campaign since 2018.

If shopping for an Angel Tree child, remember the deadline to adopt for the Salvation Army is Monday, December 12.

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