Salvation Army reopens for Angel Tree after Friday power outage

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 22 at 10:09 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An all day power outage caused problems for the Salvation Army in Louisville yesterday.

An estimated 100 Angel Tree families were supposed to come by and pick up their Christmas gifts.

Since the building was without power, those families were told to return Saturday to pick up their items.

Arbee Bowdre picked up gifts for his 6-year-old boy and his two-month-old girl. He says without the program, he wouldn’t be able to afford a good Christmas for his kids.

“We don’t have it all the time. I give plasma and whatever else I have to do, collect cans or scrap metal or copper to get money. But I’m thankful for places like this, because Christmas would be that much more harder,” Bowdre said.

The Salvation Army was able to give 5200 families a better Christmas through the Angel Tree program.

They toys and clothes come from various organizations including Toys for Tots and the Kroger Angel program.

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