Community Support Needed to Grant Christmas Wishes through Angel Tree Program

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With the holiday season underway, The Salvation Army of Lufkin and Nacogdoches has issued an urgent call for community assistance with its Angel Tree program. Over 300 angels representing local children in need have yet to be adopted, just over a week before the gift return deadline on December 8.

“We still have so many children counting on the community to make their Christmas wishes come true,” said Captain Jenifer Philips. “We urging individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to swiftly step up and adopt an angel during this crucial homestretch.”

The annual Angel Tree program provides new clothes and toys for underprivileged youth whose families cannot afford them. Community members can participate by adopting paper angel tags from trees at locations like Walmart, Hobby Lobby, the Lufkin Mall, and Southside Bank. Angels include gift ideas and sizes for each child.

For those who cannot adopt an angel in person, online adoption is available through the Walmart Registry for Good. Visit www.walmartangeltree.com and simply search for The Salvation Army chapter in Lufkin or Nacogdoches. Walmart will ship all donated gifts directly to the local Salvation Army for distribution.

Captain Philips emphasized that every angel adoption makes a difference in showing needy youth that the community cares. “We believe no child’s wish should go unfulfilled at Christmas time,” she said. “With hurried action in these remaining days, we can surprise hundreds of children with expressions of love they’ll never forget.”

Get involved by adopting an angel, volunteering, or making a donation. For details, contact:

Lufkin – Captain Jenifer Philips, 936-634-5132, Jenifer.phillips@uss.salvationarmy.org Nacogdoches – Darla O’Neill, 936-569-9871, Darla.oneill@uss.salvationarmy.org

Some other locations include Old Navy, Chick-fil-A on the loop, Eye Mart, Cheddars, Texas Road House, Red Lobster, Austin Bank.

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army provides assistance to nearly 24 million Americans annually through social services like food, shelter, rehabilitation support, disaster relief and youth programs. For more on The Salvation Army mission or to donate, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.

Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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