By Eric Brinkmann
Special to The PREVIEW
Toys for Tots is in full swing in Pagosa Springs, with drop-off boxes located around town until Dec. 18.
Drop-off boxes are located at Goodman’s Department Store, Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, Coates Collision Center and Exodus Shipping.
The Toys for Tots program is working with the local Salvation Army affiliate, Justice Ministries, to distribute the toys in the days following Dec. 18.
Since 1775, the Marine Corps has defended freedom and democracy — a duty they have fulfilled with honor, courage, and commitment. As they have fulfilled that duty, Marines have earned a well deserved reputation for toughness.
But there’s another side to the Marine Corps — the side that springs from a genuine concern for the communities in which they live and a deep compassion for the under-privileged children of America. That’s the side that exemplifies the spirit of the Marine Corps. That side is found in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.