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Letter: Time for Toys for Tots

Mel Jasmin re Toys for Tots

Published on November 24, 2017 12:01AM

From 2006 through 2009, I was honored to have coordinated the Marine Corps League Detachment 1228 Toys for Tots toy drive in and around Clatsop County. During that period of time, my after action reports show that our detachment distributed 15,425 toys to the families in Clatsop County.

This was done by volunteers working at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, and those who drove to outlying areas and delivered toys to schools, churches, meeting halls, veterans organizations, police and fire departments. All of these people then helped give the toys to the families and their children. A great effort by all.

In 2010, the Marine Corps League continued to this day, collecting and distributing toys to children all over Clatsop County. The local league is known as the Daniel E. Crockett Marine Corps League. The present commander is Lou Neubecker who resides in Seaside, with his lovely wife, Beverly. Coordinator Neubecker has carried on the fine tradition of Toys for Tots in Clatsop County with strong assistance from the members of the league.

I am asking the community to continue to support the Toys for Tots by locating one of the many Toys for Tots boxes in your area and help fill it with packages of new toys for all ages, from baby to 18 years old. For information on locating a box, or seeking a league member to pick up your donation, please call Lou or Beverly Neubecker at 503-717-0152 or 501-717-2269 (cell). As Lou is involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Seaside American Legion, he is an excellent contact for your donation of toys. Thank you and Semper Fi.

Mel Jasmin



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