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Hundreds of families pick up toys, food from Salvation Amy

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REDDING, Calif. - On Tuesday, hundreds of families stopped by the Salvation Army on Larkspur Lane in Redding to pick up food and toys for the holidays.

The toys, collected from the annual Stuff the Bus campaign, as well as the Angel Tree program, were packed and ready for pick-up.

The Salvation Army headquarters was transformed into Santa's Village, with volunteers of all ages helping people take boxes and bags to their cars. The first half of more than 350 families lined up to receive a box of food, a frozen turkey, and toys for their little ones.

Ashley McVay came to pick up toys for her six kids. She said thanks to the Salvation Army, her family can afford to have a Merry Christmas.

"It's making it really bright to see what my kids faces are gonna be like on Christmas," McVay said. "To have the Salvation Army to be able to support our children and stuff, especially with big families is a really big blessing and I really appreciate their services."

Another pick-up day is scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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