We are so proud of our own Bart McCorquodale and the work he does in the community.

Christmas is going to be brighter for some families in Perry County after an anonymous “Secret Santa” enlisted the help of the sheriff’s office to disperse over $15,000 to families in need.

The initiative was aided by local churches, and the Alabama Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children, a non-profit group that works all year to provide for families in the Black Belt who need help.

“What might not be a lot of money to some people is a week’s pay for some people in this area,” Reserve Deputy Bart McCorquodale said.

Watch the video to see reactions from people receiving a Secret Santa gift.

Article originally posted by CBS42.