NEAR RICHLAND, Wash. - A massive donation from workers at Hanford's Vitrification Plant will help make Christmas a little brighter for hundreds of local kids.
The workforce at the Waste Treatment Plant was cut substantially over the last 12 months but this year's donation to Toys for Tots is even bigger than last year's. Bechtel and URS also helped collect the hundreds of toys and nearly $20,000 for the program.
"The workforce is committed to the community so I think all of them here are dedicated, not only to the job and the finishing of this project, but also to the local community here," said Bechtel Manager of Construction Steve Overton.
"I'd just like to thank everybody that has donated and helped this year. We've seen a huge increase in the need for toys," said Toys for Tots coordinator Glen Carter.
Toys for Tots is serving 1,600 hundred families this year. That's a total of about 5,200 children.