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American Aero FTW Hosts Holiday Luncheon & Toy Drive To Benefit U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
Meacham International Airport employees, tenants and clients help make the holidays brighter for children by donating toys at annual holiday luncheon
FORT WORTH, Texas (December 10, 2015) – More than 200 toys and 100 bicycles were collected at the third annual holiday luncheon and toy drive hosted by American Aero FTW, a private aviation terminal at Meacham International Airport. The event benefits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. American Aero FTW employees, airport tenants and clients as well as area fire fighters and police officers attended the festivities.
Each year, Toys for Tots requests new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.
“This has grown to be a wonderful event with our airport neighbors and friends as we celebrate the holidays by giving back to our local community,” said Riggs Brown, American Aero FTW general manager. “American Aero FTW is honored to be a member of this generous aviation community.”
The Toys for Tots program benefits about 150,000 children throughout Tarrant and surrounding North Texas counties.
“We are thrilled to be part of this American Aero FTW event each year,” said Staff Sgt. Jacob S. Hearen. “The generosity of the employees and clients at Meacham International Airport will enable us to bring a message of hope to many underprivileged children this holiday season.”
Crew members of American Aero FTW, a private aviation terminal at Fort Worth’s Meacham International Airport, present hundreds of gifts for area children to Cpl. Edward Dimas, representing the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
About American Aero FTW
American Aero FTW is a private aviation terminal located at Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. The fixed-base operator (FBO) is focused on the refueling, ground handling, servicing, and storing of business and private aviation aircraft and provides extensive crew and passenger amenities. In 2015, American Aero FTW became the first FBO in the Western Hemisphere to achieve the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC); it was one of the first in the world to earn Stage 2 registration in 2017 and became first in the world to be awarded Stage 3 registration in 2018. American Aero FTW offers 280,000 square feet of leasable hangar and office space and is the primary tenant and only FBO in the airport’s main administration building. In April 2020, American Aero FTW ranked the #1 FBO in world in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) reader survey. AIN conducts the industry’s only annual independent, online evaluation of FBOs, which includes more than 4,500 operators worldwide. More information can be found at www.americanaero.com.
ABOUT TOYS FOR TOTS
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Visit Toys for Tots Online.
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