ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - For over 20 years, Howard Industries in Laurel has been helping those in need, especially during the Christmas season when giving can affect so many needy children.
This year is no exception as employees of Howard Industries came together, using their massive resources to help make Christmas brighter for kids that otherwise might not have Christmas at all.
They donated hundreds of bags filled with various toys and other items destined to a particular boy or girl, picked by the Salvation Army. This makes sure that the gifts go to where it's needed most and is age and gender appropriate.
Howard Industries President, Michael Howard, said that while there's a lot involved leading up to the distribution of the toys, his employees look forward to giving back to the community each year.
"It's always overwhelming but everybody gets involved and they have fun picking the toys out and shopping for them. said Howard "They get the whole families involved, it's just great, the Salvation Army is a great organization."
Toys and gifts weren't the only things being donated.
Food items were also given to help the Salvation Army feed those needy individuals not only during Christmas season but throughout the whole year.