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Salvation Army using old Nabisco property to house Angel Tree gifts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An old pastry warehouse has turned into a sweet deal for the local Salvation Army.

The non-profit is calling its space off Kenjoy Drive near Southland Park its new "Christmas Joy Center." The property once belonged to snack maker Nabisco. 

The Salvation Army will now use it to house gifts for the Angel Tree Program that helps needy families during the holidays, and as a hub for relief training and emergency response.

"We did not have enough space to put everything -- things got piled on top of each other, and that caused a headache when came time to give it away," said Maj. Roy Williams. "But we also have so much going on at our old Male High School with our shelter and everything, that adding one more program, stuffing it in, caused a bunch of little problems."

The Salvation Army will continue to operate its facility on Brook Street in downtown Louisville. Leaders say this move creates more space to accommodate the homeless.

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