A Gift That Lasts Throughout the Year

While the holidays are a time for building memories and celebrating traditions, this time of year can also bring tremendous financial strain for many families. As people face inflationary pressures unseen for a generation, this seasonal struggle is taking on a whole new meaning. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between September 2021 and September 2022, consumer prices for shelter rose 6.6%, while food prices increased 11.2% and energy costs were up 19.8%. For those already struggling to pay the rent, put nutritious food on the table and keep the house warm as temperatures drop, the rising costs for basic necessities is forcing difficult choices.

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‘We Need Volunteers’: DC Area Salvation Army Asks For Support

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program will help thousands this year, including 6,000 children, but the organization is struggling to keep up amid a shortage of volunteers. News4’s Megan McGrath reports on how you can help spread the Holiday joy.

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Be a saint, adopt an angel as part of the Angel Tree 2021 program!

NORFOLK, Va. — The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program has been a holiday season staple in Hampton Roads for more than four decades.

Every Christmas, businesses, churches, companies and other community groups put up Angel Trees filled with tags that have the clothing needs of local children on them. Usually, people take a tag and shop for the need, helping make Christmas special for a specific child.

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