CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas – at least that’s the goal of the Salvation Army.
News 12 helped the non-profit kick off its Christmas outreach campaigns.
Our own Alisha Searl, the CEO of Rock City, and others in the community were on-hand for the event at Hamilton Place Mall.
The Salvation Army wants to encourage folks to donate to its Red Kettle Campaign, and take an angel from one of its Angel Trees.
The angels help seniors or children in need receive gifts for Christmas.
“It is so important for folks to step up and join us in doing the most good. It takes all of us to reach a $500,000 goal when it comes to how much money will come into the red kettles. It takes all of us to adopt 4700 angels that are in the Tennessee Valley,” says Kimberly George with the Salvation Army.
News 12’s Joe Legge was also at today’s kickoff parade, while Chip Chapman judged the floats.
The Angel Tree Program runs through the first weekend of December, the Red Kettle Campaign through Christmas Eve.