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Families line up for toy distribution

BEAUMONT - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News

Hundreds of parents took home presents for their children Wednesday as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.

“It's a good personal experience for everyone involved, the staff and the volunteers,” Joanna Estrada the Christian Education Director for the Salvation Army Corps said. “Especially for the one that gets to take the gifts to the families, because they get really excited.”

Latrina Burton was one of the individuals picking up presents.

The single mother of five is unemployed and depends on programs like the Salvation Army Angel Tree to help during Christmas.

“My whole world revolve around them,” Burton said. “As long as they happy, I’m happy.”

It’s Burton’s first time participating in the Angel Tree Program. She says receiving presents this way is a blessing, because she doesn’t have a lot of money to buy gifts for her kids.

All of the families picking up presents also received a bag of groceries.Families line up for toy distribution

Tuesday, February 19 2013, 09:20 AM CST
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