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200 Christmas gift wishes remain on Roswell giving tree

Updated: 12/18/2013 8:03 AM | Created: 12/17/2013 7:00 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Some New Mexico families who rely on help to get their children Christmas gifts are in trouble. 

Beau Perez, captain of the Salvation Army in Roswell, said nearly 200 kids who submitted wishes on a giving tree don't have presents yet.

"We start distributing the toys tomorrow, but we have very few this year," Perez said.  "The kids are folks from the city that have signed up.  They're from all over town."

The wishes are on the angel tree at the Salvation Army, located at 612 W. College Boulevard. Just come in, grab a wish, buy the present and then take it back to the Salvation Army.

"I got one for a 3-year-old little boy and I got one for a 2-year-old little boy," Nancy Finkbeiner said.

As Finkbeiner picked out two, William Smith grabbed three.

"I've got a boy here that wants some wrestling figures, I've got a girl that wants some baby dolls and another girl that wants a tea set," Smith said.

But time is running out. If you'd like to donate, you have until the end of the week. The presents are being delivered starting Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The next deliveries are on Thursday night and Friday night. The Roswell Salvation Army can be contacted at (575) 622-8700.


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