Salvation Army of Tupelo needs angels returned

The Salvation Army of Tupelo is in need after nearly 50 of their angels from this year's Angel Tree adoption program were not returned.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2018 8:38 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2018 9:09 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Salvation Army of Tupelo is in need after nearly 50 of their angels from this year's Angel Tree adoption program were not returned.

All 450 of this year's angels were adopted, according to Director of Social Services Susan Gilbert. The donations were due back Saturday, December 8th.

"Each child will still receive Christmas, but it may not have been what that family has purchased for them," Gilbert added.

The organization is now trying to find ways to fill those angels that have not been returned.

"The nice thing is we have received toys from Toyota, General Dynamics and other places that we can try to help," Gilbert said. "But it's not the same as if a family has purchased for a child. We'll try, but if you have it please bring it back."

The deadline has been extended to Friday, December 14 at 3 p.m. to give people who adopted the angels a chance to return them.

If you have not adopted an angel and would like to, you can call the Salvation Army of Tupelo at 662-842-9222 around 9 a.m. on December 14 to see what specific gifts are needed.

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