TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Norvelt EMS hopes to fill an ambulance with toys

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
 

Norvelt Emergency Medical Services, hoping to fill an ambulance full of donated toys for the Toys for Tots program, will hold a toy drive on Saturday.

This is the second year the organization has held a toy drive for the Marine Corps Reserve program.

“We had a pretty good turnout last year, so we decided to do it again this year,” Norvelt EMS President Casey Bromke said.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Norvelt EMS station, 2265 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt.

“We are hoping to fill an ambulance, if not more,” Vice president Zach Gergas said. “All toys will be taken to Jeannette and given to the Marines for Toys for Tots, then passed on to needy families.”

The station house will be open for tours.

“The officers and members are willing to open the station for the public for anyone who is interested in seeing the equipment or joining membership to the service,” Bromke said.

Gergas said the organization will have snacks, drinks and music for the public to enjoy.

“We would like to thank the community for sticking by our side and helping through our roughest times. That is why we are hoping for a strong turnout,” Gergas said.

He said the organization's members are looking forward to sharing their recent accomplishments. Donations for the organization will also be accepted that day.

“All donations are greatly appreciated. Every little bit helps,” Gergas said.

Linda Harkcom is a contributing writer.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Derry man gets 19-year prison sentence for recording sex assaults of girl
  2. Girl, 10, forced to strip in Sewickley Township home invasion
  3. Kecksburg celebrates its UFO history with annual festival
  4. Convicted home invader from Monessen wants new lawyer
  5. Southmoreland School director named
  6. Music on way to Westmoreland’s Twin Lakes Park
  7. Extremes in weather hurt crops in Westmoreland
  8. Westmoreland torture-slaying convict Smyrnes says death row isolation too cruel
  9. Hempfield murderer serving life sentence promises restitution when he’s released
  10. Contract talks progress in Derry
  11. Greensburg YMCA seeks soccer sites for fall