Bikers collect toys for Fort Carson Santa's Workshop
November 13, 2008
FORT CARSON, Colo.-If you heard a rumbling at Fort Carson Nov. 7, no, Cheyenne Mountain wasn't having an avalanche. The sound was coming from members of the U.S. Military Motorcycle Mentorship program collecting toys for Santa's Workshop.
"We started working on this idea a year ago," said Sgt. Maj. Sally Gardner, Division West (First Army).
Approximately 60 riders gathered for a breakfast at Alternate Escapes, made by 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Family Readiness Group members. After a quick inspection of the bikes, they left post for Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza for a toy pickup. Radio stations 103.9 and 89.9 broadcast information about the toy run.
Donors included the radio stations, Teller County Sheriff's Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, and Rocky Mountain Cycle Plaza, all of whom participated with rides.
"We had a great bunch of people who are the core of the program," said Master Sgt. Terry Mullins, Mission Support Element. "I'm so proud of everyone."
"Just seeing the bikes made me tear up," said Tana Caballero, chairperson of Santa's Workshop. "We were very fortunate to get this assistance."
Santa's Workshop supports the Soldiers and Families of Fort Carson during the holiday season. The purpose and hope of Santa's Workshop is to make it possible for every Soldier on Fort Carson to provide for their children this holiday season. Santa's Workshop is need based, not rank based.