It’s never too early to think about Christmas! At least, that’s how Mark Craddock of Salvation Army of Cape Fear feels. Craddock and the Salvation Army are on a mission to “rescue Christmas” this year as 2020 forces them to do things differently.
Needs of the community are excepted to increase in this unprecedented year. However, resources are expected to decline. For example, some red kettle partners are no longer in business. Furthermore, many other regular volunteers simply cannot participate as normal. But with your help, we can “rescue Christmas” and continue helping people in Jesus’ name.
One way you can help is to participate in the annual Angel Tree program. It begins Friday October 16th at Independence Mall in Wilmington. After selecting a child from the tree, you can shop for Christmas gifts. Alternatively, you could wait until November when the Angel Tree will be available online so that you can also do the shopping online. Families who wish to apply for the Angel Tree can go to buildhope.news.
In addition to the Angel Tree, there are other ways you can “rescue Christmas” with the Salvation Army. Firstly, volunteers can sign up to ring bells for the red kettle campaign. Secondly, church groups and families can help together at the Salvation Army Christmas Center. Thirdly, you can participate in canned food drives.
For more details on how to help this Christmas, contact the Salvation Army of Cape Fear through their website buildhope.news.