6-year-old girl spends vacation volunteering for Angel Tree

Isabella Hermosilla visiting Orlando from Colombia

ORLANDO, Fla. – At the age of 6, Isabella Hermosilla was the youngest volunteer helping out during distribution day for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which provides gifts to those in need.

Isabella and her family, of Colombia, are visiting Orlando for the holidays with her family.

Her mother said they found about the Angel Tree event and they wanted to give back by helping.

“The children (in need) will be able to be happy and have toys,” Isabella said in Spanish.

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Scenes from the Dec. 16, 2020 Salvation Army Angel Tree distribution day on Orange Avenue in Orlando as families pick up their gifts.

Linda Williams, who has been working distribution day for years, said even though things are a bit different due to the pandemic, she’s thankful some volunteers were still able to assist.

“We couldn’t do it without them. There’s just no way, so I’m thankful for them,” Williams said.

Capt. Ken Chapman, of the Salvation Army, said he couldn’t be more grateful for both the donors and volunteers who contribute to the program.

“God delivered, our community delivered, and it’s going to be a Merry Christmas in Orlando,” Chapman said.

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Ezzy Castro is a multimedia journalist on News 6's morning team who has a passion for telling the stories of the people in the Central Florida community. Ezzy worked at WFOR CBS4 in South Florida and KBMT in Beaumont, Texas, where she covered Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Being from Miami, Ezzy loves Cuban coffee and croquetas!