The lobby of The Radio People's studios in Meridian is starting to fill with toys from those adopting angels from The Angel Tree Campaign. The Radio People officials are also seeing more and more offices and schools band together to adopt more angels together.
Scott Stevens, operations manager for The Radio People, tells us, "There's a lot of times where maybe they want to do something but they don't think about doing it, and this is a great opportunity that they can. Even if everyone at a work office kicks in $5, I mean, that's two to three kids that they can adopt from The Salvation Army Angel Tree. And it just makes for a great way for them to be able to contribute to the cause."
The Radio People have been doing this for a few years now, and they have seen an increase in newcomers.
"It seems like each year there's more and more people who look forward to this, but what has been shocking, has been a lot of people, this is their first time actually adopting an angel from the angel tree," Stevens says. "There has been a big increase in the first-timers, but then it's also great to hear stories from people that maybe just moved here that used to adopt in other areas, and they haven't recently."
If you want to adopt an angel, time is running out.
"This is the final week, so we do ask that if you do go ahead and adopt an angel this week. We do ask that you try and bring your gifts back here by the end of the week, by Friday, so that way The Salvation Army does have time to come in, collect all the toys, and make sure they have everything organized for delivery," Stevens explains.
To adopt an angel through The Radio People, simply listen to Q101, 105.7 The Beat, 97 OKK, or Kiss 104.1 or stop by their studios at 3436 Old Highway 45 in Meridian.