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11/24/04-Tyler

Tyler Hotel/Motel Association Shops For "Angels"

The holiday season is often a time when those with the means to give, provide a merrier Christmas to those in need.
The Tyler Hotel/Motel Association decided this year they would make someone else's holiday a little brighter.
The group joined the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. It provides holiday gifts to children and seniors. KLTV tagged along as the women shopped for gifts to put under the tree at a local Walmart.
"It's been a whole since we've done something for the city, we need to start putting back in to our community," said Cathy Cannon. "So we all though during this time of year, we have 10 angles we're going to get blankets and heaters. We were given $1,000 to get blankets and heaters for the Salvation Army."
"Tami made a phone call to Salvation Army and she picked out a family of angels so one family of children could get Christmas and we have seniors, so we are doing both," Cathy said.
"It's an awesome blessing. It's just a blessing to be involved with an association that can help with the funding of this."
"I'm glad our association is able to give back to our community and to help people that are in need," said Tami Midkiff.
"We were going through the toy section," said Cathy, "and a gentleman walked up to us. He asked if he could donate $20 to our cause and I think that's just awesome."
"We've had such a blast today, running through here," said Tami. "It would be nice to see who we are actually giving this stuff to."
"Our faces lit up today as we bought it," said Cathy. "So, it would be a blessing to see the children's faces light up as they get their gifts."
The ladies bought 70 blankets and 30 heaters to donate to the Salvation Army. If you are interested in the Angel Program you can stop by area locations through December 14th to pick out an angel or drop off a gift. In tyler you can stop by Regions Bank or Broadway Square Mall."  In Gregg County you can stop by the Longview Mall.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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