Monday, December 16, 2013

This is what we union THUGGS do at Scott Air Force Base

Teamsters unloading toys at Scott Air Force Base.
...We deliver three truckloads full of toys for military families just before Christmas.

Our brothers and sisters at Teamsters Joint Council 13 in St. Louis made the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care toy drive a big success last week. They worked with Holland Freight and Dollar General to bring thousands of toys to military families at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Ill.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care brings together national organizations to support military families.  It stands for 'Homefront Enabling Relationships, Opportunities, and Empowerment through Support.'

Teamster volunteers loaded and drove trucks filled with Disney videos, books, dolls, games, puzzles and sports equipment to the base. There, the toys were sorted by age so they could be distributed to airmen's children.

Judging by the response on H.E.R.O.E.S. Care's Facebook page, the toys were much appreciated:
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the donors and to H.E.R.O.E.S Care ! The kiddos in our squadron are very excited for our Children's Holiday Party. With all of the toys, books, and DVDs that were so generously donated each of of the little ones will be able to get a present from Santa!
Thanks to our Teamster brother Roy Gillespie for bringing this wonderful effort to our attention. And remember ... THUGGS stands for 'Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals.'