CLAYTON, NY – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Wellesley Island Station collected more than 200 toys and 3 Christmas trees to donate to local families.
Agents partnered with the Salvation Army to collect toys and holiday items. Wellesley Island Station sponsored three local families that were in need of assistance this holiday season.
“Within these families are eleven children ranging from 1-to-9-years-old and our goal was to provide a smile to each and every one of those kids,” said Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge, Juan Di Bella. “Helping the community has been a long standing tradition for agents all across the United States, and the generosity exhibited by the Wellesley Island Station truly embodies the Border Patrol motto Honor First.”
These donations will stretch out beyond the sponsored families and help the Salvation Army spread joy to the local community this Holiday season.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-331-0353 toll free.