Operation Toy Drop Begins

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

This will be the second annual Operation Toy Drop.

And the the sheriffs are asking for your help.

They need new, unwrapped toys to give to children who may not have the opportunity to have a Christmas.

On December 6, helicopters full of toys will land on top of Children's Hospital for Christmas.

"Very seldom we get to do something as positive as this dealing with things we usually deal with things on the bad side but this is what this season is all about and we are looking forward to it," said Sheriff Greg Ward, of Geneva County.

This program gives Christmas to children who are being treated at the hospital.

Something some of the sheriffs experienced this first hand.

"Little Ebbie Johnson, a daughter of one of our investigators Troy Johnson, Sheriff Wally Sheriff Sutton and some of these other sheriffs helped," said Sheriff Russell Thomas of Pike County. "It's very taxing on a family they spend a tremendous amount of time at the hospital away from home away from their other children, it's expensive and a lot of people that go to these hospitals don't have a Christmas."

"I actually had a chance to visit one mother and her child, she was born in the hospital and never left she is still in there and her whole world was turned around she had to quit her job her husband had to work two jobs to pay the bills," said Sheriff Wally Olsen of Dale County.

The sheriffs say the day is more than just about giving presents.

"This is the least we could do to give back to our community," said Sheriff Olsen.

You can drop off new, unwrapped toys at any sheriff's office or Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union.

Toys will be accepted until December 5th.

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