Be an ‘angel’ for a military child’s brighter Christmas

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Hill AFB chapel community is collecting gifts for children of military members who are deployed or are in a financial crunch.

Wishes from nearly 200 children are written on angel cards that hang on one of two trees standing in the base chapel foyer and near the Exchange entrance.

Information on the cards includes if the Christmas wish comes from a girl or a boy, the child’s age and an item on their wish list, including clothing size.

Geri Carrier, Angel Tree volunteer facilitator since 2008, said she is always in awe of the kindness and generosity of the people who give.

“This year I hope people will continue to help one another and help these children have a happy Christmas,” she said.

The giving process is so simple.

• Take an angel from the tree, including the information tracking card. Before you go, fill in the information on the tracking card and drop it into the Angel Tree box next to the tree.

• Obtain the child’s gift, wrap it and attach the angel card to the gift.

• Put the wrapped gift on the cart next to the Angel Tree at the chapel by December 10.

• At the Exchange, take tracking cards and wrapped gifts with the angel attached to an associate at customer service.

“With your assistance, the Angel Tree program will provide additional gifts under the tree for many of our children,” said Lt. Col. Eric Tisher, 75th Air Base Wing chaplain. “We know that the smiles of the children will be a bit broader because you have helped in this project.”

For more information, visit the Base Chapel or call 801-777-2105.