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Sign-up for Christmas Assistance and Angel Tree programs wraps up

By Laura Halm
Published On: Oct 26 2012 05:07:07 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

The deadline for families to sign up for the Angel Tree or Christmas Assistance programs has passed.

All three Salvation Army offices have been busy accepting applications all week -- Friday was the last day for families to sign up.

We checked and the Kingsport office tells us they've had a bit more families than usual asking for help this year.

But both Bristol and Johnson City say they've had a low turnout. "Last year our households that had children in them we helped just over 900 in Washington and Unicoi counties. As of the end of Thursday we had 525 households come through and sign up. So we're quite a bit underneath that," said Captain Nick Garrison with the Johnson City Salvation Army.

For residents in Carter County, sign ups will be October 29th from 4-6pm. As well as, October 30th 9am-3pm at Oak Street Baptist Church in Elizabethton.