DEC 18 (WESTON, Fla.) – Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division (MFD) in collaboration with the Weston Branch, YMCA loaded up a truck with approximately 550 toys to make a very special delivery to three Broward County elementary schools in time for the holidays.
The men and women of the DEA MFD adopted three elementary schools located at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary, 1500 NW 49th Avenue, Lauderhill, Mary M. Bethune Elementary, 2400 Meade Street, Hollywood, and North Fork Elementary, 101 NW 15th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale to fulfill the holiday wishes of approximately 300 needy children, who were specially selected by the school’s personnel.
Yesterday afternoon, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark R. Trouville and the YMCA made the special delivery along with Santa to distribute toys to children between the ages of five to eleven at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary.
SAC Trouville stated, “Every child deserves to be touched by the holiday spirit, and the generosity shown here this week will put a smile on the faces of these disadvantaged children during this holiday season.”
Special deliveries will be made today to two additional schools, Mary M. Bethune Elementary and North Fork Elementary between the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For the past eight years, the DEA MFD has participated in a holiday program and has been very passionate about making sure children have toys for Christmas.
The DEA Annual Toy Drive is designed to support our local community and share the magic of the holiday season with children who otherwise may not receive gifts this season. Thanks to the generous people of the DEA MFD, thousands of toys have been distributed to needy children each year throughout south Florida.
SAC Mark R.Trouville and Deputy SAC Randall Bohman along with the men and women of the DEA Miami office loaded up a truck with approximately 550 toys collected from this year’s annual toy drive to be delivered to the three adopted elementary schools in Broward County.
Santa came to deliver gifts at Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School. Each child’s name was called up one by one to get a gift from Santa.