CCAD Delivers Toys for Tots to U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

by CCAD Public Affairs


File photo. (RELEASED).

Corpus Christi, TX (December 17, 2014) – The U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves are partnering, once again, with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) delivers toys collected for the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign.

CCAD employees and contractors hustled since Thanksgiving to collect as many toys as possible for impoverished children of all ages in the Coastal Bend.

The last quarter of every year, CCAD celebrates a season of giving by participating in various efforts that give back to the community. The workforce donated 4000 pounds of nonperishable foods to this year’s Share Your Christmas food drive which benefits the local Food Bank of Corpus Christi. Throughout the month, various directorates pay visits to nursing home residents to spread holiday cheer with gifts and song in a holiday tradition that is entirely CCAD, called Operation Christmas Spirit. They’re also wrapping up the national Combined Federal Campaign which gives federal employees the opportunity to make scheduled donations to charities of their choice throughout the year. 

The depot has participated in the Toys for Tots Program since 1998. Last year, the CCAD workforce collected 45 boxes of toys and nearly 100 bikes for Toys for Tots.

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17, CCADers will leave their donation boxes along the curbs of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi streets. The Army Reserves will collect them in their tactical vehicles and transfer them to the United States Marine Corps at Sunrise Mall at 12:30 p.m.

Media opportunity with CCAD Command and Active U.S. Army Reserves

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 12:30 p.m.

Sunrise Mall – U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program

Available for interview: CCAD Commander Col. Billingsley Garner Pogue III, CSM Martin Dickinson, CW3 Andrew Musfeldt, various volunteers

FMI: CCAD Public Affairs: (361) 961-3627 or (361) 688-1204.


Designated a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for rotary wing aircraft, Corpus Christi Army Depot ensures aviation readiness through overhaul, repair, modification, retrofit, testing, recapitalization, and modernization of helicopters, engines and components. This effort includes world-wide on-site field maintenance teams, analytical crash investigations and chemical material process facilities. CCAD serves as a depot training base for active duty Army, National Guard, and reserve units. CCAD, as South Texas' largest industrial employer, employs more than 5500 personnel and contractors providing an overall economic impact of more than $1.14 Billon to the local community.