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Salvation Army Angel Tree Exceeds Expectations

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With only 2 days until Christmas the Salvation Army in Carter County says they exceeded their goal of toys this year. They handed them out to families in need, Wednesday.  Meredith Saldana has more on this story.

Captain Ernie Hull with the Salvation Army tells me donations started out slow.

But the community stepped up to the plate and came through for area kids.

The Carter County Salvation Army serves 5 local counties.

Carter, Love, Johnston, Murray and Marshall and 1,200 children in these counties will be able to open presents on Christmas morning thanks to all of you who donated.

Volunteers and Salvation Army employees have put in long days and late nights for weeks getting everything ready for pick up, Wednesday!

But they say every minute is worth it when they see the parents come to pick up the gifts.

Cpt. Hull says, "Well again it's just wonderful you know when they see the ones who get bicycles and things like that. I mean it's just wonderful to know that we've been able to make someone's Christmas brighter. And I just enjoy knowing that I've been able to help."

The Salvation Army also spent an extra $10,000 on toys to make sure that every child whose name was on the tree received toys.

Cpt. Hull would like to thank everyone who donated toys this year, as well as all of the volunteers.

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News