Signup for Christmas baskets ends this week


November 29, 2018

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Salvation Army Angel Trees can be found in various locations across Wrangell. Anyone feeling charitable can take a tag off a tree and purchase gifts for a child in need.

The Wrangell Salvation Army has been handing out Christmas baskets since its inception in the 1960s, according to Maj. Jennifer Bates. She knows for a fact they have done them for the past three years, she said.

The holiday season can put strain on anybody's budget. For many people, things like a Christmas dinner, or sometimes even presents, are financially out of reach. The Christmas baskets, Bates said, are meant to help ease that strain for those in the community by providing a Christmas meal for the family.

"It goes a little bit along the lines of our Thanksgiving baskets with the mini...

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