University News
For Immediate Release: 
Dec 20 2001

Concord’s Faculty, Staff and Students Play “Angel” Again This Year

Athens, W.Va. - Faculty, staff, students and student organizations at Concord College played “angel” this year to approximately 100 children whose families were identified as needing help by the Salvation Army. The help comes in the form of Christmas gifts that will be given to the children for Christmas and includes clothing, computer games, and bicycles and many other special items. The gifts will surprise needy children in this area, courtesy of the many at Concord who took time from their busy schedules to shop for the children.

Bill Skeat, Lynnis Hill, and Jean Mann in the College Center coordinated the gift-giving program at Concord. They decorated a Christmas tree with the first names of children and a list of the items the children wanted for Christmas. “Angels” could then shop for the children and purchase gifts that the children wanted.

This is the eleventh year the College has participated in the Salvation Army Christmas Angels Trees program.

The Salvation Army identified almost 900 children in this area who would not receive gifts if volunteers did not step forward.

For more information about contributing to the Salvation Army, contact Captain Bob Mullins, 300 Princeton Avenue, 1-304-425-2971.

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Photo: Paul Collins, a volunteer with the Salvation Army in Princeton, and Russell Jones, a Salvation Army employee pick up gifts from the many “angels” at Concord.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.