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Salvation Army finds warehouse to store Angel Tree gifts

Salvation Army finds warehouse
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 5:24 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 5:37 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Salvation Army was in desperate need of a warehouse to help store and distribute gifts for its Angel Tree program but officials now say one has been found.

In years past, the organization used Mervyn’s store space inside the Cortana Mall but that is no longer available as the mall has been demolished to make way for Amazon. Last year, it was in a similar position but a warehouse was donated just in time to salvage the program.

The program is serving about 500 more children this year as a result of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida.

The Salvation Army was in need of a 25,000 square foot warehouse with enough parking for distribution through December. Major Tekautz added the organization has money to help cover utilities and insurance.

The location of the warehouse was not announced.

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