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NBC 5, Salvation Army Angel Tree -- 5,100 Angels Still Need Adopting

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    Deadline Approaching Thousands of Angels Need Adoption

    Lt. Timothy Israel says there are more than 5,000 angels still on trees that need to be adopted for Christmas. Those gifts need to be returned by Wednesday. (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    There's now just one day left in the NBC 5 – Salvation Army Angel Tree campaign and more than 5,100 angels are still in need of a gift this year.

    In this season of giving, many have done just that.

    Several men, women and children walked up to the Salvation Army’s table near the Angel Tree at Hulen Mall in Fort Worth Sunday evening carrying red plastic bags full of gifts for perfect strangers.

    But the remaining need is great.

    Thousands of Angels Still Need Adopting From Angel Trees

    [DFW] Thousands of Angels Still Need Adopting From Angel Trees

    There are just three days left in the NBC 5 - Salvation Army Angel Tree campaign and thousands of 'angels' are still in need of a holiday gift this year.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    Shoppers like Sophia Yabut walked around the Christmas tree reading the hanging paper ornaments representing angels, children and special needs adults across DFW and what items they need and wish for Christmas.

    “Deadline’s around the corner, Christmas is around the corner and there’s still so many people on this tree,” she said looking the tree over.

    As of Sunday morning, the Salvation Army said more than 6,300 angels were still in need of being adopted. That number was updated Monday afternoon to reflect 5,100 angels in need of adopting.

    “Angel’s 13-years-old. He wants an MP3 player,” said Yabut, reading one of the cards. “I believe Benny, 45, wants a wallet.”

    “I know for me, when I was a kid, I was one of the angel tree kids,” said Sheila Bostic, of Fort Worth.

    She remembers it well.

    “One of my favorite things that I got was an Easy Bake Oven,” she said with a smile. “It’s kind of an emotional thing, but I remember just kind of going through a hard time and just when you wake up … you just had gifts there to open up.”

    She and Melanie Bostic donated two gifts, including a baby car seat.

    “We want to make sure that baby doesn’t go without,” said Bostic.

    For information on how you can adopt an angel online, CLICK HERE.

    You can adopt angels and donate gifts through The Salvation Army Angel Tree -- Nov. 10 to Dec. 6 -- at the following participating malls. Gifts must be returned by Dec. 6.

    • NorthPark Center
    • Galleria Dallas
    • The Shops at Willow Bend
    • Town East Mall
    • Grapevine Mills Mall
    • Golden Triangle Mall
    • The Parks at Arlington
    • North East Mall
    • Hulen Mall
    • Ridgmar Mall

    Poisoning Cases Connected to Flame Colorant Products

    [DFW] Poisoning Cases Connected to Flame Colorant Products

    As the Fourth of July nears, Minnesota Poison Control is warning the public about a product used to spark colored flames in campfires. Minnesota Poison Control employees have responded to four poisoning cases from flame colorant products since summer began, three of the cases from the product, Mystical Fire, made by Mystical Distributing in Canada.

    (Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018)

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