POSTED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 4:32pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 9, 2012 - 4:35pm
A sure sign that the holiday season is here:
The 2012 Salvation Army Angel Tree program kicked off Friday at Broadway Square Mall in Tyler.
Major Doris Lawrence tells KETK without this long-running program, many families would not be able to provide Christmas for their children.
There are 2,800 angels in need this year in East Texas.
The angels are not all children either.
Lawrence says there are many adult and senior citizen angels in need of assistance.
She says every year, The Salvation Army has seen the need for help go up.
"The economy has just really affected everyone," said Lawrence. "What we hear from the people are, 'I adopted an angel (last year). This year, I need your help.'"
The deadline to turn in unwrapped gifts for your angels is December 14.
There are several different locations around town who have angels to adopt, including Walmart locations and some local banks.
For more information, visit salvationarmytyler.org/.