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4,000 Angels go unclaimed with less than 24 hours left

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LOUISVILLE , KY (WAVE)- Thousands of children across Kentuckiana may miss out on the opportunity to have a merry Christmas.

The deadline to adopt a Salvation Army Angel was Sunday and volunteers said they are far from their goal. Over 10,000 needy kids are looking to benefit from the program but only 6,000 have received donations. That means 4,000 children still have not been provided for.

"As long as there is an angel on the table out at the mall, that's a child that's not been helped," said Major Mike Hawley.

Every red bag represents an angel, a child. Every empty bag represents a child who is still waiting. Volunteer Director Loren Hill said "We are really appreciative of all the gifts that we've gotten so far but we still need people to step up and donate."

The Salvation Army reports that donations are down 40% compared to 10% in previous years. Hawley thinks inclement weather and a shorter holiday shopping season may be factors.

In light of that, the deadline to adopt an angel has been extended. From Tuesday through Thursday, angels can be adopted at the following Walmart locations: Hurstbourne Lane, Westport Road, Middletown and Bashford Manor.

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