Family of 6 in need of help for the holidays - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Family of 6 in need of help for the holidays

There are four of the kids who are adoptable angels in the Fox 6 Gifts for Kids Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Source: WBRC video There are four of the kids who are adoptable angels in the Fox 6 Gifts for Kids Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Source: WBRC video
ADGER, AL (WBRC) -

The Snow family from Adger is one of many families depending on the kindness of others to have a merry Christmas this year.

Instead of joy, Christmastime brings on fear for Reba Snow, because she's struggling financially right now.

She has two children, Michael and Becca, and custody of her nephews Drake and Robbie.

"Them getting up Christmas morning, not having anything, it worries me," she said.

Reba can't afford the things her kids are asking for from Santa this year. Her husband lost his job a year ago and she's on disability. The family of six is living off roughly $700 a month.

"We all had to adjust…it's hard but we do. They may not get what they want, but they get what they need," Reba said.

Reba is doing her best to try to make Christmas special on a very tight budget

"We get to where we make each others' Christmas gifts…[I] start buying stuff on clearance, 50 cents here. They don't care how much it is they just got a present to open all that matters."

Reba is greatly depending on the Fox 6 Gifts for Kids Salvation Army Angel Tree program to make Christmas brighter. Her children and nephews are angels on the tree.

Reba says she considers the program a blessing and is thankful to everyone who has adopted angels, making Christmas wishes come true.

"I'm thankful for the ones who are already adopted but there are so many more who still need. It's not just my four. No kids should have to wake up Christmas and wonder why Santa Claus forgot me," she said.

This year there are more than 7,000 angels up for adoption. At last check, there are still around 1,300 angels left.

To learn more about the Gifts for Kids program or to adopt and angel online, click here: http://www.myfoxal.com/category/178502/gifts-for-kids-angel-tree

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