Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler holds Christmas party for families in need

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler
Updated: Dec. 20, 2018 at 9:21 PM CST
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Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler hosted its Fourth Annual Christmas gathering for families in need at Marvin United Methodist Church.

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler hosted its Fourth Annual Christmas gathering for families in need.

The event was held at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler and included a meal complete with holiday music, Santa and other traditions of the season. Over one hundred children of all ages were invited to receive gifts and to share a meal with their family.

The organization will have another Christmas celebration on Saturday that will serve nearly 600 children in Longview.

“Well, you know, when you’re having a tough time you can feel abandoned, you can feel alone, you can feel people don’t care for you, and here’s our opportunity [to show] that you matter, we love you and you’re part of our family right now," Executive Director Eric Burger said.

The organization has been providing Christmas celebrations in East Texas since 1955.

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