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ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) – A toy drive set up by Rowlett Strong helps children who were affected by the deadly tornado outbreak in December 2015.

Rowlett Strong president Steve Walker said the Tornado Christmas toy drive was created to help replace toys that were blown away by the tornados.

Saturday’s toy drive was located at the Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama.

Walker said the drive collected toys for boy and girls from all affected areas including Glenn Heights, Garland, Rowlett and Copeville. He also said the drive welcomed those who were affected by the April hailstorm that devastated parts of Wylie and surrounding areas.

Rowlett Strong Toy Drive

Rowlett Strong Toy Drive

According to Walker, Saturday’s toy drive was a success as it collected hundreds of toys and nearly $500 in cash. The cash will be used to purchase more toys.

Rowlett Strong Toy Drive

Rowlett Strong Toy Drive

Walker said the toy drive will be back at the Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama next Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rowlett Strong also set up different drop-off locations throughout Garland and Rowlett. Locations can be found here.

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