Christmas gifts arrive early at Salvation Army in Harlingen

Thousands of parents in the Rio Grande Valley are breathing a sigh of relief.

Thanks to the donor TMs of the Salvation Army TMs Angel Tree program Christmas came early at the corner of Monroe and 2nd Street in Harlingen.

Dozens of families woke up bright and early to receive special gifts they wished on their angel tree.

It TMs a program that reaches out and helps families less fortunate or those simply down on their luck.

We don TMt have money right now to buy Christmas gifts Sandra Camacho told Action 4 News.

She said this year has been rough.

The mother of three lost their job three months ago just before the holidays.

She was left wondering where she TMd get the money to purchase Christmas gifts.

Camacho along with 1,000 others turned to the Salvation Army TMs holiday program for help.

I hope that they have bikes for my kids said Camacho.

On Tuesday morning, one-by-one walked out with their Christmas gifts.

I TMm so happy, because my little girl wanted a bike and now she TMs going to get it said a smiling Camacho.

The smile confirmed that on the corner of Monroe and 2nd street in Harlingen, it truly is a place that Does the most good.