Gifts distributed to children in area hospitals

McAllen firefighters, along with Sparky, delivered Christmas gifts today to McAllen hospitals including Rio Grande Regional Hospital.

The 130 toys were donated by Horizon Montessori School and were distributed to children who are hospitalized during this holiday season.

“It’s our pleasure to bring smiles to children who are in the hospital for different reasons. Our firefighters look forward to seeing them smile especially because this gives them a chance to take their mind off of their circumstances and have a merrier Christmas,” said McAllen Fire Department Chief Rafael Balderas.

The toys were loaded into fire trucks and delivered to area hospitals.