Vicksburg Salvation Army distributes toys for Angel Tree program

Published 8:57 pm Thursday, December 13, 2018

Several Warren County families will enjoy a much brighter Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of the community in providing toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

Thursday, volunteers helped distribute the donations for those in the old Cannon Toyota building on Clay Street.

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According to Vicksburg Salvation Army Maj. Steve Welch, approximately 160 families benefitted from Thursday’s distribution, while another 90 senior citizens who were also on the Angel Tree at the Vicksburg Mall will receive donations.

He said local churches, businesses and other organizations also took part in adopting the 450 angels that were on the tree.

About Courtland Wells

Courtland Wells is a staff photographer at The Vicksburg Post. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism. Following graduation, he started at The Vicksburg Post in the fall of 2016. Courtland has won numerous awards through the Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors and the Mississippi Press Association. His work has also been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post as well as other national publications. Courtland is a member of the Vicksburg Young Professionals.

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