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LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday December 8th, 2011 :: 05:39 p.m. PST


LASD/CARSON: US Marines and Goodyear Blimp, Carson team up for Toys For Tots campaign. Sign up to win ride on blimp.

Access to the blimp is limited, and a ride on the iconic airship is normally out of the question. In December, all of this changes as Goodyear welcomes local Marines, transforming the Carson base into possibly the largest Toys For Tots drop-off center in California.
For three days, starting Thursday, Dec. 8, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Goodyear Blimp Base, located at 19200 N. Main St., just north of the 405 Freeway at the Main Street exit.
“This is our first year with Toys For Tots,” said Elizabeth Flynn, media director at the Goodyear Blimp Base. “The community has been very supportive, and we are all excited.” Local police, civic agencies and other groups have come out in force to support this wonderful cause.”
And thanks to Goodyear, a ride on the blimp might be in some group’s future.
“When you drop off your gift at the blimp base,” said Flynn, “you may enter a drawing for a blimp ride for you and five of your friends.”
No purchase or donation is necessary, but unwrapped toys are welcome.
Started in 1947 by a group of reservists, the Toys for Tots program collected and distributed 5,000 toys that year. Major Bill Hendricks, one of the reservists, at the behest of his wife, Diane, tried to take a doll to an agency that would distribute it to a needy child. Finding no organization, Hendricks started Toys For Tots.

More Information:
19200 S. Main St.
Carson, CA 90248
(323) 770-0456

LASD - Carson Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
21356 S Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90745

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-830-1123

Sgt. Daniel Holguin
Carson Sheriff's Station

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