Temple: Bell County Salvation Army holds 'Angel Tree' toy distribution

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Salvation Army held its Angel Tree toy distribution in Temple on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of families lined up to pick up the toys they requested for Christmas this year.

555 families and over 1,400 children received toys and clothes for Christmas.

Chantel Millin, commanding officer of the Salvation Army in Bell County, says that not all parents can afford to buy presents for their children during the holidays and it’s the job of all the communities in the county to help as much as possible.

“You remember growing up and finding toys under the tree?” she said.

“We want to make sure the other children have that same experience.”

The term "angel" refers to a child in a low-income household.

Every child made a wish list which was then put on an ornament and placed on Christmas trees in the Temple mall.

Bell County residents then bought the toys and donated them to the Salvation Army.