NOVEMBER 23, 2016


If you are ready to make a difference this holiday season, the Laguna Madre area is ready for you. You can now stop by the South Padre Island City Hall and adopt an ‘Angel Tree’.

The Salvation Army local chapter is partnering with the city of South Padre to make sure every child in the area has a gift this Christmas.

About 400 children in the Laguna Madre area are in need. All you have to do is stop by SPI City Hall during work hours and choose a boy or a girl whose Christmas wish list you would like to help turn into a reality.

Nancy Botello, City of South Padre Island says, “If you find it in your heart to give back to a child or a family here in the Laguna Madre area you know we encourage you to come by and pick up an angel and be able to provide Christmas for a child that deserves everything.”

Julie Gaucin with the Salvation Army says, “Even when you go do that shopping for that angel tree, it makes you feel good about yourself because you’re giving back to the community.”

Once you have adopted an ‘Angel Tree’, your unwrapped Christmas gift is expected back at SPI City Hall by December 9th. Other places also helping get Angel Trees are Plains Capital Bank, Porky Pits and Port Isabel Park Center.

By Emily Jimenez