BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Christmas got brighter for more than 4,000 children and 1,500 families as the Salvation Army handed out thousands of gifts Wednesday afternoon.
Volunteers were at Cortana Mall distributing the presents that all came from Angel Tree donors and Toys for Tots.
"We're so very excited because this year is the most that we've been able to take care of through the Angel Tree program in a number of years here maybe ever, and you know we helped at least 3,400, 3,500 of the children directly through the Angel Tree. So that's exciting," said Captain Brett Meredith with the Salvation Army in Greater Baton Rouge.
Anyone who still wants to help the Salvation Army this holiday season can do so by donating to their red kettles that can be seen outside of several stores around the parish.
The Salvation Army volunteers in Baton Rouge 365 days a year. Click here for more information on their work in the Capital City.