RICHLAND, Wash.—Every child in Benton and Franklin Counties that signed up for the Toys for Tots program will get a toy this holiday season according to Bill Stott Sr., local Toys for Tots coordinator.
Not too long ago, the organization announced they were low on donations. But now, that's a different story, thanks to a big donation from the Hanford Vitrification Plant.
Vit Plant employees presented the Marines and the Toys for Tots operation with more than 3,500 toys, including bicycles, dolls, stuffed animals trucks, and nearly $8,000.
"This donation blew me away, plain English, it's just outstanding. This donation helps. I'm going to have a toy for every kid this year," says Bill Stott Sr., Toys for Tots local coordinator.
Their goal was to raise 1,000 toys. If they exceeded the amount, Dave Leeth, Manager of Construction, said he would dress as Santa. Thursday, as promised, he showed up to the event in full costume.