Chief Master Sgt. Herman Moyer, command chief, 45th Space Wing, and members of the Patrick Air Force Base First Sergeant's Council are given a certificate of appreciation from Brevard Family Partnership representatives at the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force building Dec. 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Matthew Jurgens)
Senior Master Sgt. Galen Zalace, 45th Space Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, carries toys to be transferred by the Brevard Family Partnership to children in the local community that are in foster care or abuse prevention programs at the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force building Dec. 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Matthew Jurgens)
by 2nd Lt. Alicia Wallace
45th Space Wing Public Affairs
12/12/2012 - PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Patrick Air Force Base First Sergeant's Council supported the Brevard Family Partnership holiday toy drive by collecting toys from all the units at the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners for 250 children in the local community that are in foster care or abuse prevention programs Monday, Dec. 10.
The Brevard Family Partnership collects toys every year for approximately 5,000 children, and the First Sergeants sponsor 250 of these children. Over 2,000 toys were collected this year valued at over $12,000.
"The folks here at Patrick Air Force Base are dedicated and compassionate in all they do, but this time of the year really makes me proud as I witness the tremendous support they provide to the community and our Airmen," said Chief Master Sgt. Herman Moyer, wing command chief, 45th Space Wing.
"In the holiday season where we accept so many gifts, we should really focus on how much more we can give to better our community!" he said.