Salvation Army Helping Children In Need

The Salvation Army calls it “labors of love.”

Over 100 volunteers helped distribute gifts to parents of nearly 4,000 children in need.

The Salvation Army took over the old Winn Dixie grocery store on South Broadway Friday to help distribute thousands of toys.

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Parents who applied to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program back in October put together an angel card with a little information on the child’s likes, their age and their clothing sizes.

The angel cards were then put on the Angel Tree in Fayette Mall, as well as on trees in Whitaker Bank locations throughout Lexington.

People from all over the Bluegrass picked a child in need and bought items for their children on their angel card.

On Friday, the parents picked up the toys at the store, along with a Kroger gift card to buy a Christmas dinner for their family.

Without a doubt the donors to the angle tree program are abundantly blessed and it makes Christmas very special for them to know that they’ve made a child’s life better,” Salvation Army Major Debra Ashcraft said. “I mean, that’s a great gift."