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Angel Tree program provides help to military families

The  Hanscom Warhawk First Sergeants Council will run an ‘Angel Tree’ program to accept donations for military families at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., beginning Nov. 15.

The Hanscom Warhawk First Sergeants Council will run an ‘Angel Tree’ program to accept donations for military families at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., beginning Nov. 15. Organizers will place a holiday tree in the lobby of the Main Exchange with envelopes containing information such as a child’s age and gender along with suggested gift items. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Mark Herlihy)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Warhawk First Sergeants Council will run an ‘Angel Tree’ program here to accept donations for military families beginning Nov. 15.

Organizers will place a holiday tree in the lobby of the Main Exchange with envelopes containing information such as a child’s age and gender along with suggested gift items.

“The program provides much needed financial assistance for members of the Hanscom community,” said Master Sgt. Sara Wright, 66th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant and organizer for the event.

While the program is open to technical sergeants and below with school-age children, organizers said the program is available to any military family in need.

 “To identify a child in need, simply contact any Hanscom first sergeant for an application,” said Wright. “Then annotate the needs the child or children have and submit it to a first sergeant.”

For more information on the Angel Tree program, or to identify a child, contact Wright at 781-858-4315 or sara.wright.6@us.af.mil or any other Hanscom first sergeant.

Anyone wishing to donate has until Dec. 14 to do so.