Hartford Police asking for community support in Angel Tree program

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HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — The Hartford Police Department is already beginning to help the less fortunate in the community during this holiday season by sponsoring its second annual Angel Tree.

The Angel Tree is a program that allows struggling citizens to apply for assistance with Christmas gifts for their families. From there, the police department will turn that application into “angels” ready for adoption, that community members can then adopt to fulfill the needs of these families.

According to the Hartford Police Department’s Corporal, Noah Cobb, the community went above and beyond last year and he hopes that effort continues this year.

“It was a beautiful thing seeing those families come and pick up those gifts and know that they were going to provide for their children during Christmas,” Cobb said. “As far as the community they overachieved. We had all the angels adopted in time, everyone brought their gifts back. We actually had an abundance in donations.”

Anyone looking to apply can visit the Hartford Police Department in person, to get an application. Cobb said all applications are due on November 12.

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