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Those media wishing to cover the toy distribution at the area hospitals are welcome to do so at Northwest Children’s Hospital at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, and must arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. for parking and coordination.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, by 8 a.m. with 39th Regiment Public Affairs Officer Spc. Johnathan Thompson at 432-813-6381 or email at johnathan.Thompson@txsg.state.tx.us.
Northwest Children’s Hospital is located at 1501 Coulter St., Amarillo, Texas, 79106.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas State Guard to Deliver Toys to Amarillo Hospital
AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 8, 2016) – Dozens of uniformed members of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) will deliver hundreds of toys for delivery to pediatric patients at Northwest Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 1 p.m. Northwest Children’s Hospital is located at 1501 Coulter St., Amarillo, Texas, 79106.
In its eighth year, the toy distribution is part of the Texas State Guard “Young Heroes of the Guard” toy drive program designed to collect and deliver new toys to pediatric patients at every dedicated children’s hospital in Texas during the holiday season. Additionally, the goal is to collect enough toys to leave behind an inventory of stuffed animals, games, dolls and more for the hospitals to give to patients throughout the following year.
“This year thanks to the generous donations of Texans around the state, we hope to deliver more than 30,000 toys,” said Chaplain Capt. David Fish, statewide toy drive chaplain coordinator for the Guard. “To see the children smile with joy is the most rewarding experience during the year. During Christmas, the Guard puts children first.”
Since 2009, Texas State Guard volunteers have collected and distributed more than 77,000 toys to children across Texas who are spending the holiday season away from home.
For more information about the Texas State Guard and the “Young Heroes of the Guard” Toy
The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at https://tmd.texas.gov.
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