Trucking company employees donate new toys to Salvation Army

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta

The Wyandotte Salvation Army received $4,000 in toy donations from Conway Truckload Inc. employees. Shown here at Southgate’s Toys-R-Us Monday are Capt. Daniel Voss (left) and Capt. Amy Voss from the Salvation Army; Conway employee Audrey Ferguson; Wyatt Ferguson; Rebecca Thompson; Hannah Thompson; Conway employee Connie Thompson; Conway employees Maria Clay, Julie Wymer and Don Parmenter; Alexis Highers; Delores Parmenter; Lexie Bokor; Toys-R-Us employees Shannon Fischer, Cessli McVey, Stephanie Swika and Melissa Stewart; and Conway employee Dave Davis.

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WYANDOTTE – The local Salvation Army received a much needed donation from Conway Truckload Inc. employees Monday night.

Conway volunteers and their families donated $4,000 to buy toys. The Conway group spent $3,000 Monday night at Toys-R-Us in Southgate, with $1,000 set aside to buy gifts for older youth at Wal-Mart Tuesday.

Conway terminal manager Don Parmenter was one of 12 volunteers shopping for toy donations Monday. He said the Salvation Army needed toys for 7- to 14-year-olds, such as games and movies, and makeup and curling irons for girls.

Salvation Army Captains Daniel and Amy Voss said annual holiday toy donations were down by nearly half in early December.

Conway, based in Joplin, Mo., has a terminal in Taylor.