Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stuff the Bearcat With Toys

Donations Benefit Local Kids

Mesa County, Colo. -- Local law enforcement will be parked outside the Target wing of the Mesa Mall on Saturday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., collecting toy donations for the local Toys for Tots drive. Toys for Tots organizes and distributes all donated toys locally to families less fortunate.
Toys for Tots collected in December 2011

There are many locations to donate this holiday season, but stuffing the Bearcat has become an annual tradition for SWAT Members with the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. The Bearcat is a rescue vehicle, shared between local law enforcement agencies. Most recently, the Bearcat was filled with non-perishable and canned foods all donated to the local Vet Center, in an effort to help feed local veterans in need.

If you aren't able to make it to Mesa Mall this Saturday to drop-off your donated gift(s) to Toys for Tots, you can always leave your donations this week in the bins at 215 Rice Street and 555 Ute Avenue, both in Grand Junction.

Toys for Tots collected in December 2011
Media Note: Officers and deputies will speak with media on Saturday during this toy collection drive, just show-up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Remember though, all media must get prior approval from Mesa Mall officials for any media coverage on their property. Media may contact Chelsi Reimer with Mesa Mall to request approval.

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