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Salvation Army takes applications for Angel Tree

LAWTON, Okla._With only 64 days until Christmas, the Salvation Army of Lawton-Fort Sill is working to make sure every child has something under the tree.

This week, the agency began accepting applications for its "Angel Tree" program at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. The goal is to provide toys and clothing to more than 1,200 children this year. The Angel Tree program has been around for decades and helps make sure children receive a gift for Christmas. Donors select an angel from the tree, a boy or a girl and then buy them a few gifts on the list. The program also provides food boxes to the families who might otherwise go hungry.

Applications for assistance will be accepted through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Then on Sunday, tickets will handed out at 9:00 a.m. to save your spot to register later that afternoon. Everyone participating in the program will have to register between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

To apply, the head of the household will need to bring a picture ID and a Social Security card, ID or birth certificate for each adult family member. You'll also need to bring birth certificates for each child, a current rent or mortgage receipt, proof of income and expenses and a printout of your food stamp benefits.

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is located at 1315 SW "F" Ave.

The Angel Tree program will also be in Stephens County this year. Anyone interested in signing up for the program can do so at The Well, 913 W Main St. The times to sign up are as follows:

November 2, 10:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
November 3, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
November 4, 10:00 a.m. until noon and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Anyone wishing to sign up should contact the Salvation Army at 580-355-1802 for more information and a list of items needed for sign up. You can also look up the information at the The Salvation Army of Lawton, OK Facebook page for the list of requirements.

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