Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 FEC Christmas Train surpasses goal

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
2013 FEC Christmas Train surpasses goal Florida East Coast Railway
Florida East Coast Railway’s 2013 Toys for Tots Christmas Train surpassed last year’s fundraising by more than 139% and delivered more than 2,250 toys to eight locations along the railroad’s main line.

During the Dec. 14, 2013 trip from Jacksonville to Miami, toys were distributed to representatives of the United States Marine Corps, for local Toys for Tots programs.

“We want to thank everyone who made this event possible,” said FEC Chief Executive Officer Jim Hertwig. “It is because of this compassionate giving that many children in the communities we serve welcomed Christmas morning with a gift from Santa.”

In its fourth consecutive year, the FEC Christmas Train has established itself as the premier fundraising event for FEC employees, customers, vendors, and suppliers, this year totaling more than $275,000.