Salvation Army gives Angel Tree gifts to families in need

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HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - The Salvation Army in Harrison County held its annual distribution day Monday, as part of the organization's Angel Tree program.

Starting in October, community members were able to sign up to buy gifts for a child in need.

This year, the program benefited about 950 children who come from low-income families.

"It means the world to me to see these kids get the Christmas they might not have," said Captain John Sikes, fighting back tears. "We have some people that have fallen on some hard times. We're seeing a lot of that."

5 News spoke to several parents, who say that without the program, they wouldn't have been able to buy gifts for their children.

The story continues in the video above.