Salvation Army Receives Over 20,000 Toys

Salvation Army Receives Over 20,000 Toys

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Toys are now bagged up and ready to be distributed to needy families across the Gulf Coast. The News 5 Great Toy Drive is complete, thanks to our viewers and wonderful sponsors.

"You start to see the trucks come from WKRG and in no time everything is filled up again, I get chills thinking about it because you know these toys are immediately going out to families in need," said a spokeswoman with the Salvation Army in Mobile.

From Mississippi, to Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, these toys will be distributed to over 5,000 families just in time for Christmas.

"All of our viewers young and old that are bringing stuff by, it is amazing," said WKRG General Manager Mark Bunting.

The Mobile County Public School System is pitching in this holiday season, too. Students and faculty collected over 7,000 toys for the toy drive.

"I am shocked. Not only did we have 2 buses, but we actually took the seats out. They were stuffed from the front to the back, bottom to the top. It was unbelievable," said a spokeswoman.

The toys will be distributed from the Salvation Army distribution warehouse starting Friday afternoon.

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