Providing Christmas assistance in a COVID-19 world

VERO BEACH – The Angel Tree Program, along with the Red Kettle Campaign, is one of The Salvation Army’s highest-profile Christmas efforts. Thousands of disadvantaged children across Florida will experience the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning thanks to the generous donors and volunteers who support the Angel Tree Program. In light of COVID-19 The Salvation Army of Vero Beach has enabled parents to register their children online. The online registration site is live and parents can register online at www.SAAngelTree.org.

Parents can also register in person at The Salvation Army of Vero Beach, located at, 2655 5th St. SW, Vero Beach. In person registration begins on October 13-15 from 9-4 p.m. and Oct.16 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

“The Angel Tree program provides toys and clothing to children and senior citizens experiencing financial hardship,” said Captain Amber Meo, administrator for The Salvation Army in Vero Beach. “We know that many of our neighbors are experiencing increased hardship due to COVID-19. We are here to provide support to many, during what may be the hardest Christmas some of our neighbors will face.”

Volunteers are needed throughout November and December to help manage Angel Tree locations and work to sort and distribute the gifts received.

For more information registering for the Angel Tree Program, please call The Salvation Army at (772) 978-0265 or visit their location at 2655 5th Street SW in Vero Beach.

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