Salvation Army serves hot chocolate and donuts to shoppers at Outlet Mall to kick off Black Friday

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Major and Corps Officer Helene Wildish and Jeremy Davis with the Salvation Army Montgomery County-Conroe, handing out hot chocolate and donuts to shoppers at the Outlets at Conroe.

The Salvation Army Montgomery County-Conroe stopped by the Outlets at Conroe on Nov. 29, Black Friday, to provide shoppers donuts and hot chocolate.

Salvation Army Montgomery County-Conroe Major and Corps Officer Helene Wildish said they do this because the Outlets at Conroe helps sponsor their warehouse for the Angel Tree Program.

“Back in October, we took applications from families. We have invited 2500 children and senior adults that we have taken applications for, and our warehouse is right over here at the Conroe Outlets,” said Wildish. Applications are those families that have applied for children who need toys, clothing.”

Wildish said the Angel Tree Program is also for senior adults 62 and over.

“We are working with a couple of organizations for the older adults,” said Wildish.

Wildish said each child and senior are on paper angels, and they have been adopted through corporations here in Montgomery County, and the Salvation Army has an angel tree at The Woodlands Mall.

If people are interested in making a donation to the Angel Tree Program, they should call the Salvation Army office, at 936-760-2440

The Salvation Army Montgomery County-Conroe also has their Kettle Bell Ringing Program taking place. Wildish said it started locally on Nov. 9, and it’s in 40 locations locally on Nov. 29.

“The person who rings the bell, they are asking for donations for the Kettle season. That money helps us to provide Christmas for the kids, it helps us provide funding throughout our whole Christmas season and throughout the year,” said Wildish.

Wildish said they do have a new program.

“If you go look at the signage (on the facebook page), we are able to now keep up with technology. We have Apple Pay and Google Pay, and if you know what that is, you can also pay and donate and that money stays here in Montgomery County.”

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