Today, city employees including the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue filled up a Salvation Army truck.
This is their 17th year to be involved in a toy drive.
“By helping the kids in our community, I think this shows we are fully involved and we want to be part of this community as staff and as citizens," said Phillip Urrutia, Odessa Assistant City Manager-Community Services.
Corporal Michael Stewart, Odessa Police, said, "It was amazing. Just seeing it fill up so fast. We don’t have any trouble in this community as far as people wanting to give.”
"When I was a kid too, I didn’t have a whole lot. So, to be able to do that now and give back, it’s touching to see how much people really care," said Saul Ortega, Odessa Fire Rescue Assistant Chief of Operations.
Toys were donated for kids of all ages.