GREENSBORO — Dozens of Marines and volunteers were available to help open a Toys For Tots donation site in Greensboro Friday.
For 12 hours on Friday, Marines and volunteers lined Wendover Avenue, hoping to get as many toys and donations as possible. In the a five county radius around Greensboro officials say they provided toys for 19,000 kids. Due to the bleak economic situation, officials said it makes the campaign carry increased importance.
This is the 3rd year Ward Black Law has held its Operation Santa's Helper.
“People in the Triad know that this such a very difficult time for people and their families. There are so many unemployed in our area and so many people that are just barely getting by,” said Janet Ward Black with Ward Black Law.
The Marines said that interacting with the kids and the community is a rewarding experience.
“I just like the fact that we get to come out in the community and interact with people and then get to interact with the kids and everyone gets to come out and show their support of the kids,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christian O'Neal.
208 West Wendover Avenue
Greensboro, N.C. 27401