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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Priscilla Baldwin
Director of Development
7361 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225)355-4483
Priscilla_baldwin@uss.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Responds
To Overwhelming Need for Christmas Assistance

Baton Rouge, LA (October 23, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge is extending the application period for the Angle Tree Giving Program due to overwhelming need from less fortunate families in Greater Baton Rouge.

The Angel Tree Program provided more than 29,000 gifts of new clothing and toys to 4,023 children right here in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, who otherwise would have received little or nothing for Christmas last year.

The Salvation Army also assists families and Senior Citizens at Christmas with food baskets for the entire family. Individuals and families can apply for assistance through the Social Services program of The Salvation Army.

Families may still apply for Christmas Assistance on the following dates from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM at The Salvation Army Command Building, located at 7361 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA.

• October 27, 2015
• October 29, 2015
• November 3, 2015
• November 5, 2015

For more questions about adopting angels, sponsoring an Angel Tree at your business or church or for volunteer opportunities please contact Morgan, Special Events Coordinator at (225) 355-4483.

To support The Salvation Army, you can call 1-800-SALARMY or give online at www.salvationarmyalm.org

The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge serves East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Ascension, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Saint Helena, Saint James and West Baton Rouge Parishes.
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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.