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12/18/03 - Tyler

Angels Sing Praises Of Salvation Army

Thanks to some last minute donations, the Salvation Army's Angel Tree distribution was a roaring success today. Today was the first of three days the Salvation Army will be passing out food and gifts to area families. Around 1400 angels remained unsponsored as of Sunday night. On Monday though, several generous donations, including a highly substantial one, saved the day. Some recipients expressed their gratitude this morning.

"It's a good cause mostly a lot of people needed it. We all have children most of us can't afford to buy for more than one children," said Diana Cortez

"People that don't have it and can't afford it," said Tonya Green, "their kids still get to enjoy Christmas, so I think this is a good thing for everybody."

"They come through for my kids every year. It's just something I signed up for. Glad to get it," said Sachonda Green

"I think it's real sweet that they can help out the ones that need and my baby will be real happy when she gets this tricycle," said Mahogany Kennedy.

Everyone who asked for a bike will get one this year. That's 580 in all. Groceries and gifts for around 6000 angels will be distributed to 25,000 families just in time for Christmas.

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