Larry Morris and Bill Hefley from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program presented Arkansas Tech University with a certificate on Tuesday, Dec. 11, recognizing contributions by students, faculty, staff and other members of the ATU community to the 2018 toy drive.
Joshua McMillian, chief of the ATU Department of Public Safety, and Jennifer Wortham, administrative assistant in the ATU Department of Public Safety, accepted the certificate on behalf of the university. The ATU Department of Public Safety serves as the annual on-campus drop-off point for donations to Toys for Tots.
Founded by Major Bill Hendricks of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1947, Toys for Tots has collected and distributed more than 500 million toys during its 71-year history. Approximately 40,000 Marines, Marine Corps League members, veteran Marines and volunteers are involved in the drive's annual campaigns.
Toys collected at ATU in advance of the 2018 holiday season will be distributed to children in Pope and Yell counties.
Photographed (from left-to-right): Larry Morris, Bill Hefley, Chief Joshua McMillian and Jennifer Wortham.