Valley First’s Vernon and Lumby branches are launching an Angel Tree program.
The program will help less fortunate members of our community by providing them with assistance during the holidays.
“The holidays can be a tough time of year,” said Debbie Bagnall, Vernon branch manager.
“When it comes to the holidays, there can be a lot of pressure. Our Angel Tree program helps ease some of that pressure and makes the festive season a little more enjoyable.”
Until Dec. 8, the branches will display a decorated Christmas tree with angel ornaments, each representing a child, youth or senior in the local community. Members of the public can take an angel from the tree and return it with a new unwrapped gift.
All gifts and donations will be delivered to Vernon Salvation Army and the Lumby Food Bank.
In addition to selecting an angel, people can also select a Feed the Valley tree tag from the tree and return it with a non-perishable food item or cash donation.