‘Tis the Season: Massachusetts State Police Gear Up for the 29th Toys for Tots Campaign
On Nov. 10, the nation marked the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and the Massachusetts State Police thank the men and women of the USMC and all Veterans for their service in the name of freedom. Likewise, the State Police are proud to again support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to help local families in need. Members of the Massachusetts State Police and United States Marine Corps Reserve urge the public to support Toys for Tots through donations of toys or money. The donations will assist charitable organizations that provide children’s gifts for Massachusetts families in need.
“More than ever, in this, the season of giving, we need your help,” said Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. “Your assistance can make holiday joy possible for a child who otherwise would go without. Every girl and boy deserves a gift this holiday season. Please help us make that difference in their lives.”
This year is the 66th anniversary of the Marine Corps’ leadership of the Toys for Tots Program. The Massachusetts State Police have partnered with the Marines on the program for the last 29 years. Donors are asked to give new, unwrapped, non-violent toys, designed for either boys or girls, ages newborn to 12. As in years past, toys can be dropped off at any State Police Barracks through Saturday, Dec. 14th. The Massachusetts State Police and the USMC would like to remind the public the deadline for Toys for Tots ends two weeks after Thanksgiving.
Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation can mail a check made out to Toys for Tots MA and mail it to MSP Toys for Tots Coordinator, 124 Acton Street Maynard MA 01754 or they may visit the program’s website at www.toysfortots.org. Anyone with questions may call the State Police Office of Media Relations at 508-820-2623.
Troop H Commander's Awards
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Troop-H held its Fall Troop Commander’s Awards Ceremony at MediTech in Canton Ma.
The following people received Troop Commander’s Commendations:
MSP Members Boston Police Members Civilians
Sgt. William Nasuti Officer Nilton Ramos Mr. Joseph DaDiego
Sgt. Joseph Corbett Officer Joao Rodriguez Ms. Naomi Trager
Tpr. Eric Papkee Officer Edwin Guzman
Tpr. Kathleen Gould
Tpr. Sean Finn
Tpr. Steven Cahill
Tpr. Gregory Keane
Tpr. Jonathan DeLuca
Tpr. Sean O’Brien
Tpr. James Gordon
Tpr. Ryan McLeod
Tpr. David Nims
Tpr. David Collett
Tpr. Michael Lane
Tpr. John Kelly
Tpr. Vernon Hubbard
Tpr. Joseph Gray
Tpr. Brian Simpkins
Tpr. John Arone
Tpr. Mark England