Local organization offers Kinston kids a special Christmas

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - A local non-profit organization wanted to treat some Kinston kids to a special Christmas after some tough times following Hurricane Matthew.

Scott Brewer with The Gate Ministry says they took fifteen kids to Raleigh on Christmas Eve for dinner, a church service, and shopping.

The children were surprised with a gift of $100 each and had the chance to spend it on themselves and others at places like The Bass Pro Shop.

Many of these children experienced severe flooding after Hurricane Matthew hit Kinston earlier this year.