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WPCAT to begin accepting applications

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With the holidays just over two months away and rapidly approaching, representatives with the local Wills Point Community Angel Tree have announced that the application period for those needing an assist will begin at the end of the month.

In a release announcing this year’s campaign organizers stated, “We understand that the holidays can be very stressful when you are going through difficult times. If you are a single parent with low income, a two-parent home which is suffering from money problems caused by medical expenses, loss of employment or other severe problems, or a grandparent raising grandchildren on a limited fixed income, there is hope for you this Christmas.

“The Wills Point Community Angel Tree is here to help provide gifts for Wills Point’s children. We will be taking applications at the Russell Memorial United Methodist Church Deen Building (201 S. 4th Street, on corner of 4th Street and Orville) on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30, from 8-11 a.m.”

You will need to provide the following information for registration even if you have registered before:

-Driver’s license

-Utility bill evidencing your residence in the Wills Point school district

-Proof of income for each adult living in your home

-Birth certificate OR social security card for each child you are registering (each child must be living in your home)

-Evidence of enrollment in WPISD for each school-aged child you are registering

-Each child’s “wish list” including clothing and shoe sizes (no phones, tablets, etc.)

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

-Masks will be required at interviews. We will have masks available at the door.

-Please limit persons attending the interview.

-Members of a household may sit together, but all others will be spaced six feet apart.

-If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath), do not come to the in-person inter views. If you have symptoms or are concerned about being in public, please contact us by noon on Oct. 30 for alternate interview options.

-Walk-ins past Oct. 30 will not be accepted.

Organizers behind the annual effort added, “We wish to help you and your family have a joyous Christmas!”