Concord University Community Continues Tradition Of Collecting For Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project

For Immediate Release: 
Dec 18 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CONTINUES TRADITION

OF COLLECTING FOR SALVATION ARMY’S ANGEL TREE PROJECT

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University community has collected gifts for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree since 1988. Faculty, staff, students and members of the local area responded overwhelmingly again this year according to Lynnis Hill, administrative assistant and coordinator of Concord’s Angel Tree collection.

“The Salvation Army Angel Tree project was alive and well at CU again this year,” Hill said. “One hundred angel tags were placed on the Christmas tree in the Student Center and in the first couple of weeks all the angels had been adopted off the tree. Because of the love and generosity shown by the Concord community, the children of these needy families will have smiles on their faces this Christmas.”

She said that “blessings came to the givers and to the receivers” and extended “a sincere heartfelt thanks to those who participated in this program.”

Along with toys and clothes for the children, a dozen bicycles were donated by participants at Concord as well.

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Lynnis Hill, administrative assistant and coordinator of Concord’s Angel Tree collection, stands among the bags, boxes and bicycles collected by the Concord University community for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree project.

 

 

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