Marmaduke police giving back to those in need

Marmaduke police giving back to those in need
Marmaduke Police accepting gifts and donations for Angel Tree. (Source: Marmaduke Police Dept. via Facebook)

MARMADUKE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Marmaduke Police Department is finding ways to help those in the city who need help staying warm, and providing Christmas presents.

According to a Facebook post, Marmaduke police are hosting an Angel Tree drive and a coat drive for those in need.

Marmaduke police will put up the community Angel Tree beginning Friday, Nov. 29 and will be located inside Marmaduke City Hall. Ages for the gifts will range from infants to 17.

According to the post, those nominating an angel must know the angel’s address.

The names of the angels will be placed on the tree. along with their age, gender and gift request. Businesses and organizations can also participate in purchasing gifts for the angels. Cash donation can also be given to help purchase gifts.

Those wanting to donate have until Dec. 20. Police will distribute the gifts on Dec. 23.

The police department will also have boxes inside the community center gym under the Marmaduke Police Department tent to drop off coats and donations during regular business hours (9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday except on holidays).

According to the post, all ages are welcome and may include coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks. The last day to donate is Dec. 31, 2019.

Anyone who has questions can call Police Chief Scott Chambers at 870-597-2020.

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