BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) ––– More than 50 volunteers showed up to help The Salvation Army on the second day of distribution for its Angel Tree Program on Saturday, hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for Baton Rouge families in need. 

With the pandemic still raging on, Don Tekautz with the Salvation Army Greater Baton Rouge says they’ve had to assist more people than ever.

“We’re helping families who’ve never been to us before. They’ve always been people who’ve been able to adopt angels, and because of the economy, because of work, all those things, they’re just not in that position,” says Tekautz.

The last time we checked in with the salvation army, they were still waiting for 1600 kids to get adopted, but that all changed in time for distribution day.

“This is the first year we’ve ever seen every child get adopted, um, so it’s been a huge blessing to us,” says Morgan Dailey with the Salvation Army Greater Baton Rouge.

Although the Angel Tree Program is over for 2021, you can find more information about upcoming programs on their website here