September 17, 2019
For Immediate Release:
The Salvation Army Angel Tree registration begins October 14th for Hancock County Residents
Registration for the 2019 Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Ministry Program will take place from October 14-17 and October 21-22 during the hours of 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at Hancock Resource Center offices, located at 454 Highway 90, Suite B. in Waveland (next to PRCC).
Families with children from live birth to 12 years of age (at the time of registration) are eligible for the Christmas gift program. A parent or legal guardian must apply for their own children and the person applying must bring a valid photo identification card and proof of Hancock County residency. State-issued, certified birth certificates for all children are required at time of registration. Copies will not be accepted. Applicant must bring documented proof of income and expenses to complete the application. For families of children who are 13 and older, holiday assistance registration will take place beginning October 28th. A full list of dates will be available on Hancock Resource Center’s website at www.hancockhrc.org/holidayassistance.
Please visit www.hancockhrc.org for a list of income and expense documentation required to register. Proof means you must bring all needed items at the time of application.
Families who received assistance through the 2018 program must attend one of HRC’s education classes before their angels go out for adoption; applicants will receive the class schedule and be able to choose a class and time that is most appropriate to their needs. To view the class schedule in advance, please visit HRC’s calendar at www.hancockhrc.org/calendar or call the office to inquire.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program in Hancock County is made possible through the coordination provided by Hancock Resource Center and Hope Haven Children’s Services and by the generous donations of time and treasure by the many volunteers who work tirelessly to bring a bright holiday season to our county’s children. If you are interested in volunteering for registration of families, distribution of gifts, or adopting an angel, please contact Victoria Mathias at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 228-463-8887.