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Volunteers hit the roof for Toys for Tots

There are many children in our community that will not have a happy Christmas morning. Their parents or guardians don’t have the means to provide toys or gifts for them. The Salisbury Police and Fire Department want to make it better and they need your help.
This weekend, Dec. 4-6, the agencies will be conducting their 2nd Annual SPD/SFD Toys for Tots Toy Drive.
The volunteers will be on the roof of Krispy Kreme Donuts on West Innes Street from 6 a.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday rain or shine.
Volunteers will collect new unwrapped toys for children of any age as well as cash and check donations, with 100 percent of all donations going directly to the children.
Checks should be made to Toys For Tots.
“Last year we took in over 850 toys and $3,200 in cash which we used to buy more toys. We hope to better that mark this year,” said organizer Salisbury Police Officer Mark Shue.
Please make plans to drop by, bring a donation or just hang out with the officers, Shue said.
“Remember, this is for the kids. Help us help them have a better Christmas,” he said.
Krispy Kreme will remain open 24 hours on both Friday and Saturday in support of the toy drive.
Residents can look for the “hot now” to stay on all night and will receive free doughnut coupons as they stop by to make a donation to Toys for Tots over the weekend. Santa Claus will offer periodic site visits to provide support for volunteers and to encourage citizen donations.
The General Allan Hal Turnage Detachment 1096 is organizing this event. Its coordinators are Raul “Arbe” Arbelaez, Rowan County and Ron Sechrist, Davie county.
Toys for Tots is a nationally sponsored program by the U.S. Marine Corps.
For more information, contact Master Police Officer Mark Shue at 704-638-5333.

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