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Salvation Army Angel Tree applications extended

The holiday season will be upon us soon and one organization's annual initiative aims at getting folks to open their hearts and give to children in need.

NORFOLK, Va. — It's close to that time of year and, once again, the Salvation Army has partnered with 13News Now to put on their annual Angel Tree initiative.

As summer comes to a close, the nonprofit wants to get an early start on opening its Angel Tree applications.

The Angel Tree program provides Christmas assistance to families in need. Namely, that assistance comes from people in the community who can sign up to give a toy to a child from infant ages all the way to 12 years old.

The Salvation Army just opened up applications for families in need with children of those ages. The deadline to submit an application has been extended to Friday, October 23, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

They can apply and their children can receive toys courtesy of The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and Joy Fund programs.

Learn more about the program and see if you're eligible to apply by visiting www.RescueChristmas757.org.

To complete an application, you'll be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Current Government-issued Picture ID for Parent/Guardian (With correct address or two bills to prove city of residence)
  • Birth Certificates for ALL children ages 0-12 (The Salvation Army must be able to verify each child's age)
  • If the individual signing up is not the legal parent of the child they are applying for,  proof of guardianship MUST be provided. All documents must be uploaded to complete the application process. If any of the documents are missing from the submitted application, the application will be considered incomplete.

Clients must upload the documents above before completing the application process. If any of the above documentation is missing from a submitted application, the application will be considered incomplete.