Registration starts for Salvation Army Angel Tree and Christmas Food Program

In Daviess County, the Salvation Army is trying to make sure families in need have food and toys for the holidays.

It's part of their Angel Tree and Christmas Food Distribution Program, a national program, and today is the first day for registration locally in Daviess County.

Organizers say it was started by two Owensboro Natives, Colonel Charlie and Shirley White.

The two started Angel Tree in Lynchburg Virginia, but it's gone on to help families all across the nation.

The program is all about providing Christmas trees, food, and toys to families in need over the holidays.

The Salvation Army says they're also in need of volunteers to help take registration, and pack and deliver everything to families in November and December.

Organizers encourage interested families to come to their office, bring identification, and register.

The Salvation Army says they wish they could help everyone, but qualified families must be at a certain poverty level.

If you're interested in registering for this program or you want to volunteer your time you can visit the Salvation Army's local office in Daviess County.

You can also call them at (270) 685-5577.

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