Roanoke Salvation Army volunteer helps make Angel Tree program possible

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Wednesday, hundreds of people showed up to pick up their Christmas presents from the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

There's one long-time volunteer who has helped keep the program afloat for the last 22 years. Charles Simmons is a retired vice president from Appalachian Power who does it all, from directing traffic, to taking out the trash, to driving the truck to pick up toys, to finding space to house the program each year. As for Charles, he says he does it to stay busy.

Charles Simmons, Volunteer, said, "Daytime TV would drive me nuts, so I want to be out and about."

The Salvation Army Captain says he does it all -- and dubbed him 'Mr. Christmas.'

Monica Seiler, Salvation Army Captain, said, “Charlie is one of those consistent faces that make sure things happen, so truly he is a Godsend and I don't know what we would do without him.”