Unions collect for Toys for Tots

EVERETT — United Way of Snohomish County and several labor unions have donated to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots warehouse in Everett.

The volunteers brought in about $1,500 in toys and supplies. They also helped sort donations and pick up toys from various drop-off locations around the county.

United Way also is helping two families by providing them with Christmas trees and ornaments.

One family, with twin preschoolers, was displaced by the Nov. 8 apartment fire on Hewitt Avenue. Another includes a Vietnam veteran with three young children. Toys for Tots planned to deliver presents, but United Way learned there was no place to put the gifts, said spokesman Neil Parekh.

Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, said one of its goals is to make communities better places to live.

“By helping out with Toys for Tots, our volunteers are making the holidays a little merrier for some Snohomish County families, and we’re proud to partner with the United Way and the Marines for this event,” Wroblewski said.

About 40 volunteers from the machinists union were joined by volunteers from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1576, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 89 and other unions affiliated with the Snohomish County Labor Council.

Toys for Tots continues to accept toy donations until Friday.

For more information, call Mary Butler at 425-344-0359.

More in Local News

Fatal car crash reported on Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

The 3 p.m. accident and investigation stopped traffic in both directions near Machias Road.

Firefighters come to the rescue and give mom new stroller

Donations to the Good Neighbor Program covered the $143.20 cost.

Mayor tries new tactic to curb fire department overtime

Stephanson says an engine won’t go into service when the only available staff would be on overtime.

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Paine Field fire chief will be allowed to retire

In his letter, the airport director noted Jeff Bohnet was leaving while under investigation.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

County frees up $1.6M for Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the City Council to transfer land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Most Read