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Article posted: 12/16/2013 3:35 PM

Des Plaines city employees/firemen support Angel Tree program

Pictured, from left, City Clerk Gloria J. Ludwig; Des Plaines Firefighter Engineer Matt Matzl; Salvation Army Lieutenant Shannon Martinez; executive secretary, City Clerk’s Office, Kristen Linquist; and Community Health Nurse Madeline May pose for a photograph with some of the many gifts donated to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.

Pictured, from left, City Clerk Gloria J. Ludwig; Des Plaines Firefighter Engineer Matt Matzl; Salvation Army Lieutenant Shannon Martinez; executive secretary, City Clerk's Office, Kristen Linquist; and Community Health Nurse Madeline May pose for a photograph with some of the many gifts donated to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.

 

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City of Des Plaines employees recently conducted the annual holiday "Angel Tree" Program providing clothing, toys and other specified "holiday wish list" items to those in need in the local community.

The Angel Tree Program is held in cooperation with The Salvation Army and has become a tradition among city employees, including members of the Des Plaines Professional Firefighter Association Local 4211.

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According to Des Plaines Salvation Army Lieutenant Shannon Martinez, this December hundreds of local families will be recipients of the holiday gifts.

The city of Des Plaines also participates in Elk Grove Township's Adopt-A-Family Program and the Mitten Tree Project.

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