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The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree event brings 1,200 families

The association brought gifts and joy to the families of Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove

BELL COUNTY, Texas – More than 1,200 children received new toys and clothing this year as part of the Bell County Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program.

According to the association, each child received several toys or clothes.

Lieutenant David Beckham is the Commander of Bell County. Half of the families, Beckham says, were from Killeen and other surrounding areas.

“You can see it in their faces and hear in their voices the difference it makes at Christmas time,” Beckham said.

For a mother, it was her first Christmas in three years.

“This is the first Christmas in three years that I will be able to give my children Christmas gifts,” the young mother told Lieutenant David Beckham during the distribution of the Salvation Army angel tree.

More than 5,000 gifts were given to 520 families in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove and other communities in Bell County, according to the charity.

Many other companies and organizations participated, including, but not limited to Killeen Mall, Texas A&M University-Central Texas, including Walmart Distribution Center, Texas Workforce Commission, and The City of Temple.

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