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Volunteers sort Toys for Tots donations

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The Salvation Army warehouse looks more like Santa's workshop as dozens of volunteers spend the second day in a row sorting toys.

"Christmas is really for kids and I think it's important kids have a happy Christmas," said volunteer Tammy Wells.

So far, The Salvation Army of Brown County says the number of toys coming in appears to be lower than last year at this point.

The goal is to collect toys for 2700 families in the county.

"We do this in partnership with the Marine Corps. We have bins at businesses all over the community. We have volunteers that drive and pick up all the bins and bring them here to our warehouse," explained the property and logistics coordinator Steve Jandt.

Volunteers will go through the boxes and take out the toys one-by-one and match them to a gender and age range.

"It always comes down to the wire. So, we're always sweating it at the last minute. Are we going to have enough? Are we going to have enough? Brown County usually comes through, but it really comes down to the blessings of Brown County," said Wells.

The Salvation Army says donations for teens typically run low and suggest things like make up or perfume for girls and items like footballs or headphones for boys.

The distribution starts on Wednesday, December 18.

 

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