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Motorcycle ministry lending a helping hand with holiday toy runs

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Teddy bears and baby dolls took a backseat on the way to the women's shelter Saturday morning.

 "It's not just about motorcycles it's about helping kids," said Scott Wilcox, Owner, Cycle Heaven.

About 50 bikes made their way down Highway 69 to make sure the holiday season was bright for everyone.

 "This will help them so much and to not have to worry about not being able to buy their children Christmas presents," said Merlene Wilcox, BKC, Motorcycle Ministry.

Saturday's toy run is the first of many for the Brother's Keepers Church Motorcycle Ministry.

Cycle Heaven Owner Scott Wilcox says the group starts collecting toys in September then they distribute them to local non-profits that work to help families.

 "There's so many broken families and broken homes out there right now and children are unfortunately the ones that get harmed and hurt by it," said Scott Wilcox.

Wilcox says the tradition of giving is not just during the holiday season but year round and they hope their display today will serve as a reminder of true meaning of the season.

 "The main reason is to show the love of Christ to folks and help the children," said Scott Wilcox.

With each toy run the ministry believes it they have the opportunity to make an impact on the community.

"God puts us on earth to serve people and when we as a community help people that are less fortunate," said Merlene Wilcox.

The next toy run for the ministry is December 7th; the toys will go to Buckner Children and Family place.

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