Coordinator: Cletis Evans
Toys For Tots Website for Louisville, KY and local area.
I was approached that the Mayor and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau come up with the plan to see how many toys could be collected. After the initial meeting on Wednesday, I had offers from all sorts of sponsors but I refused the help. I only knew of one group that needed to take on this mission – and that was you – THE MARINES!
Our legacy for the last 240 years speaks for itself and all of you that participated in yesterday’s event by standing out there and collecting toys was OUTSTANDING!!!!
We were well represented by the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky, and the Montford Point Marine Association bringing in those toys capped the day off. We even had Marines walk up and say thank you to us and even that was phenomenal. You are directly responsible for the collection of 6223 toys during the 12 hour period.
I was very proud to see the television coverage that WLKY has given to us and YES we have a great partner in them. Two others that I would like for you to keep in mind, Margaret’s Moving and Storage and the Petrino Family Foundation. If you have not been to our warehouse of late, I invite you all at some time this year or even next year to come down and see the operation. We are growing and we are going to make sure that we take care of the kids in our AOR (Area of Responsibility).
Best wishes to all of you for a great Christmas and Holiday season.
aka Stone Cold
“Once a Marine, Always a Marine!”