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Letter: Apple Tree Project helps 30 children

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Apple Tree Project is a program started about 10 years ago at the Gloucester Social Services office to supply foster children with back-to-school supplies. On board also were Bill Hudgins Auto, Walter Reed Hospital and the Abingdon Ruritan Club.

The Ruritan Club usually supplies book bags for all the children and we at Bill Hudgins Auto and Walter Reed Hospital collect supplies.

Brad and I at Bill Hudgins have not only gotten lots of help from our customers, but also get help from other businesses in the area. There are many individuals and businesses that make this program work. Some bring book bags full, some loads of basic supplies and many donate cash or checks for supplies.

There were 30 children this year from five counties: Gloucester, Mathews, King and Queen, Middlesex and King William.

This program has been a big success over the years and we are looking forward to kicking off our Angel Tree Christmas Program soon. Watch for the sign on the ma...

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