Santa's helpers caught on camera in Murray County
Misty Robinson lives in Sulphur and said she was at work in Thackerville when she received a message from her front porch surveillance camera, showing a Murray County sheriff's truck in her drive way and did not know what was going on.
Later, when she returned with her three adopted kids, they saw a trash bag on their porch and wondered why it was there.
"The kids brought it in and (Elijah) says 'It's not trash'," Misty said.
The sheriff's deputies dropped off a bag of toys and clothes for eight-year-old A'Layah, six-year-old Elijah and three-year-old Jakobe as part of Sulphur Kiwanis Club's Santa's Helpers program.
Robinson said the gifts were very needed in a time when her and her sons have been battling health issues in the past year and a half.
"One thing happens and another things happens," Robinson said. "We're on our feet, we're really good and then health issues. We've had multiple surgeries with the boys."
Abby Behrens, Sulphur Kiwanis Club secretary and Santa's Helpers organizer, said the club gave gifts to 66 families in need this year, with Sulphur police, firefighters and Murray County deputies making the deliveries.
The club hands out forms at school for parents to fill out each child's needs and wants.
"The community has always been so supportive of things like this and they just give us so much," Behrens said. "We do our best to get it to them. They may not get everything they want, but we try."
Robinson and her kids said they are thankful to live in a community that recognized their needs and worked to make their Christmas brighter.
"And we just want to say thank you, really, really much because that meant so much to us," A'Layah said.