HHC Participates in Operation Santa Claus
Soldiers from the 101st FSB HHC participated in Operation Santa Claus on Dec. 9th. They donated toys to the program in order to help families in need.
Story by: SSG Melissa Crawford
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Soldiers of the 101st Brigade Support Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company participated in a Santa Toy Run Dec. 9 for physical training.
"Fall in", the Soldiers of the 101st BSB, HHC proceeded to formation and lined up shoulder-to-shoulder as they have done on numerous mornings for physical training. However, this time is a little bit different. The run has a special meaning to it.
The purpose of the morning's event was to help with the toy drive "Operation Santa Claus." The Soldiers wanted to do their own toy collection separate from the post-wide drive which is currently taking place stated 1st Sgt. Edward Davis, senior NCO 101st BSB HHC. Right after the Thanksgiving holiday, members of the 101st collected toys at the offices and shops.
The Soldiers thought that this would be something that deserves commitment. Giving back to the community and possibly helping a fellow Soldier in a time of need was the mission. This was a chance for the Battalion to show its support and compassion.
The Soldiers were running to the building where Operation Santa Claus is located to deliver their donations. This run represented their support for the less than fortunate throughout the post and community. These toys and donations are for helping the needy children on Fort Riley.
Operation Santa Claus makes donations to the Exceptional Family Member Program. Operation Santa Claus makes donations to surrounding hospitals and non-military families upon command request, said Spc. Judson Charlton. He is a member of the C co 701st BSB. Family members are welcome to come and browse through the toys and make selections for their children.
We plan to make to make this an annual event, said Davis.