ELIZABETHTON — There were long lines in the front hallway of the Elizabethton National Guard Armory on Wednesday: It was finally distribution day for the Johnson City Press Christmas Box and the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree programs.
The annual Salvation Army Angel Tree and Johnson City Christmas Box distribution of gifts and food for low-income children, families and seniors will roll out this week at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray and National Guard Armory in Elizabethton.
With four children under the age of 12 and one with severe disabilities, Lauren is a very busy woman.
Janie — not her real name — thought her days of raising children were finished when her youngest daughter left the house more than a dozen years ago.
Injured and without disability income, a local dad is committed to making his kids Christmas a happy one.
Aging and disabled, Wanda manages on less than $600 a month and longs to give to her grandchildren.
ELIZABETHTON — An older man looked out of place recently as he stood in line to apply for a Johnson City Press Christmas Box.
Among the hundreds of families and seniors registered for help with food for the holidays from the Johnson City Press Christmas Box is a single mother of three, trapped in poverty and striving to provide a better life for her children.
The Johnson City Salvation Army is in the midst of its weeklong sign-up for families and seniors in Washington and Unicoi counties in need of help from the Angel Tree shopping adoption program for low-income children and holiday food from Johnson City Press Christmas Box.
Conducted in partnership with the Johnson City Salvation Army Angel Tree program for low-income children in Washington, Carter and Unicoi County, the Christmas Box provides all the makings of a holiday dinner and several additional family meals to Angel Tree families of three or more people and $35 grocery shopping gift certificates to more than 600 low-income seniors and small households of one or two people. Registration starts Monday at the Salvation Army at 204 W. Walanut St.
Fair weather and the abounding generosity of thousands of contributors to this year’s Johnson City Salvation Army Angel Tree and Johnson City Press Christmas Box made for a very warm distribution day Tuesday at the Appalachian Fairgrounds.
International Paper of Elizabethton last month made what has become the traditional first gift for the assembly of the annual Johnson City Press Christmas Box food distribution - 1,500 large cardboard boxes printed with the Christmas Box logo.
ELIZABETHTON — A year’s worth of fundraising, planning, coordinating and communicating came together Friday morning to make sure that even the very neediest family in the region was not forgotten this Christmas.
Courtney’s little one will be 2 in March and has already been through six surgeries. She is 20 years old and is not working because of the extra responsibilities that came with his disabilities.
The Angel Tree shopping season is wrapping up for nearly 1,500 Washington, Carter and Unicoi county children in need.