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Bangor Salvation Army launches angel tree

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The true impact of the Great Recession is tough to measure. Americans have lost money, jobs and homes. These same families who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. But, that’s not always the case – so the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in Bangor is hoping to help provide gifts for needy families.

Soon there will be an Angel Tree located in the Bangor mall at Macy’s Court. Angel Trees are decorated with angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.

The Bangor Salvation Army helps families in need with children ages infant to 17 who live in Bangor, Brewer, Exeter, Glenburn, Hermon, Kenduskeag, Levant, Orrington and Veazie.

Needy families can apply for Holiday Assistance applications through the Salvation Army to be a part of the Angel tree program. Applications will be taken today, November 9th and November 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those applying in the program, need to bring proof of residency and proof of dependents for **each child.

Organizers ask that you know children’s clothing and shoe sizes when parents or guardians apply.