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On December 16, 2017, the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club (Diamond Lakes Chapter), in conjunction with Riser Ford and other sponsors, participated in the 7th Annual Toy Valley Toy Drive at Wal-Mart on Central Avenue in Hot Springs.
Riser Ford collected and donated over $1,700.00 in toys for this year’s drive. All proceeds were donated directly to the shelters in Garland County on the same day as the toy drive.
In addition to toys, this was the 3rd year that an Angel Tree was utilized to purchase basic needs items to some of the children.
Between 80 – 100 children of all ages received a combination of toys, basic needs items or gift cards.
The shelters benefitting from the drive include: Ouachita Children’s Center, The Potter’s Clay, Harmony, Safehaven, Gateway, Shalom, and SWS.
The Defenders LE/MC is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. We have 22 members in the Diamond Lakes Chapter and are open to law enforcement officers, EMTs, fire fighters and “other citizenry”. Anyone interested in joining the Defenders and those wanting more information are encouraged to call the Defenders LE/MC (Diamond Lakes Chapter) President Paul Calcagno at 501 282 0438.