Salvation Army in need of help with Angel Tree program, Red Kettle campaign

(WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The Salvation Army in Lynchburg is trying to make Christmas special for 900 kids in the Lynchburg area.

Through their Angel Tree program, the community helps to provide gifts for kids in need for Christmas.

This year they said gifts for 70 kids have not been turned in yet.

If you didn't sign up for a specific child, you can still help out by purchasing and bringing in toys or clothes.

They're asking for everything to be in by this Friday.

For ideas of what to buy, CLICK HERE.

"We're looking for as many toys as we can get and volunteers to come, help sort that, and basically do some shopping within our little Angel Tree toy shop to fill the bags up so that all of the children that are accounted for can get the gifts that they need," said Captain Trey Jones with the Lynchburg Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army said they think the weekend snow may have played a factor in this.

The weather also affected their money brought in for their Red Kettle campaign.

They're anticipating being $40,000 dollars short for that campaign. Their goal before the season started was $250,000.

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