FedEx helps Toys for Tots with transportation trouble - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FedEx helps Toys for Tots with transportation trouble

(Source: Toys for Tots) (Source: Toys for Tots)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The annual Toys for Tots toy drive coming up this weekend was in a bit of trouble. Then, FedEx showed up to help out!

The container Toys for Tots lined up to haul all the toys fell through, but FedEx stepped in and will provide a 28-foot container to carry all the toys to the Toys for Tots warehouse. Now organizers are challenging the Mid-South to fill it up.

Dawn Pope has been helping organize the ride along with Staff Sgt. John Paat and the Marines for several years. On Facebook she posted:

ATTENTION MID-SOUTH!!!

Your Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run was in trouble. Previous methods for hauling your precious gifts from the Navy Base to the Toys for Tots warehouse were no longer available!

BIG HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Memphis' own Fed-Ex Freight for supplying a 28' container at the N-82 Gymnasium parking lot for you to consolidate all of your donations at the end of the run AND a driver to carry your donations back to the Toys for Tots warehouse.

CHALLENGE!!!!!

Let's show Fed-Ex Freight how much we appreciate their assistance, by FILLING that container. Everyone be sure to load up with as many toys as you can possibly carry AND be sure to invite all your friends!! Remember, ALL VEHICLES WELCOME, so they do not have to ride a motorcycle to participate.

Remember, it's all about the kids. Let's do this!!!! Let us know you're gonna be there, by commenting "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED"

This year's run starts Saturday, November 5 at Wolfchase Galleria and ends near the Navy Base in Millington. Click here for everything you need to know to help.

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Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four, He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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