Thursday, December 18, 2014

Toys for Tots Update

1.  As we are all aware, volunteering during the month of December in support of Toys For Tots, Shop with a Cop and Coins For Kids requires many hours by both the public at large and our Detachment members.

2.  Our recent effort to provide Marines at the Wal Mart and Dixie Convention Center went well.  We had 12-13 Marines at 1730 and most of them remained to the end at 2200.

3.  In addition, there were individual volunteers (4) and Marines (5) at the TFT warehouse reviewing hundreds of requests for toys and inserting these requests into the computer.  While this administrative action was taking place toys were being pulled to fill orders previously approved.

4.  Friday December 19th will be spent at the Warehouse fulfilling all requests and preparing them for delivery.  Rick stated that any Marines that can spend  two/three hours helping them on Friday would be greatly appreciated.

5.  We have also been asked on Friday to provide 7 - 9 Marines at the Dixie Convention Center during the hours 1530 - 2100.  If possible we need to break that up to three hour shifts. Our coordinator there will be Hal Alford (632-0439).  One member from each Fire Team would fulfill this requirement.

5.  Saturday is reserved for delivering Toys by ALL HANDS.  A previous email was sent to ALL MARINES concerning Saturday 0915. The address remains:  Waxie Warehouse on 3050 East 450 North just south of Costco.