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Troops donate over 200 toys to Marine Toys for Tots

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Marines pick up more than 200 toys from the Albany Georgia State Patrol Post.

Gunnery Sergeant Ernie Thompson and the Post 40 Troopers went through the toys and bikes they collected for Toys for Tots.

It's more than $3,000 worth of toys and $150 in cash troopers donated or collected from South Georgia businesses and individuals.

Marines say there are a lot of kids in need this holiday season.

"We've had about 700 children from just the Albany area alone and we still got another 400 children outside in surrounding counties," said Sgt. Ernie Thompson, Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots.

The Marine Corps Reserves will distribute the toys on December 15th. 

They are still taking donations until then.

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