L/CPL Robert J. Slattery,
Marine Corps League
2019 - 14
When Bob Dante and I arrived we found the first Sargent from Golf
company and bit overwhelmed with all the toys being dropped off, so we
volunteered our services to help them load our pick up truck as well as
help them load the thousands of toys left at the gate on Friday. Luckily
the rain held off for the working party of Two old veterans, as they
played Santaís helpers.
On behalf of the Golf Company Staff, we can't thank enough for the
Reinforcements that showed up at the right time and the right place.
Thank you for lending a hand with the Chaos on Friday. We were
definitely overwhelmed as the good people of New Jersey dropped off
their toy donations to our Toys for Tots campaign. As they tried to
overrun the Marines at Picatinny Arsenal, reinforcements from the Marine
Corps League and other volunteers showed up and assisted without
hesitation; as good Marines and Sailors do and continue to do time and
time again. Just to throw a few numbers out there. From 1000 to 1600 on
Friday, close 15,000 toys showed up out of nowhere. As we were
outnumbered quickly, our fellow Marines from the Marine Corps League
stepped up to the challenge and helped. I feel humble and donít have the
words to express how grateful we felt to see a sign of relief. Thank you
all for everything you folks have done to this Unit and for everything
you will continue to do.
First Sergeant Ascencio, Eduardo
T4T, The Dojo
Thank you, a great Toys for Tots drive hosted by The Dojo in Rutherford NJ for all the support on the 2018 Toys for Tots program with over 150 toys .