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Thank You: VOA toy drive plaudits

January 05, 2002

The Imperial Valley Volunteers of America Hope for the Holidays ninth annual toy/food drive for 2001 has been completed. More than 2,000 residents of the Imperial Valley received toys or food to brighten up their holidays.

None of this would have been possible without the generous donations of time, money and toys from groups and individuals throughout the area

Special thanks to Pepsi-Cola of Imperial Valley, El Centro Wal-Mart, Direct Auto Plaza, KXO AM and FM, KECY Channel 9, KWUB Channel 6, KESE Telemundo Channel 34, Imperial Valley Food Bank, La Gente Car Club, Government Agencies Federal Credit Union, Valley Independent Bank, Brunner's motel, Pete Salcedo of Pittsburgh Paints, Calipatria State Prison, AM Copier, Staples, Office Supply of El Centro, Max Foods, Imperial Irrigation District, Valley Pawn, La Fonda restaurants, El Centro Firefighters Association, Alford Distributing, Imperial Printers, Costco Community Health Center, Inc., Sun Valley Behavioral Medical Center, Mervat Kelada, M.D., BPO Elks 1325, El Centro Regional Medical Center, Pilot Club of El Centro, Erwin's Tree Service, Claypool Distributing, Imperial County Sheriff's Office, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Dahm, Judge Donal B. Donnelly, June West, Louis Johnson, Lance Reeves and family, Scott Mosher of Sysco Foods, Jay Joel of Frito-Lay.

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To all the toy drive volunteers from VOA Alcohol/Drug Service Center, VOA Kelley Adolescent Treatment Center, VOA Imperial Manor and VOA Los Amigos, Santa could not have had more willing elves. Bless you all.

DON GORHAM

Program manager

Volunteers of America

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