LA PLATA, Md. — The La Plata Police Department has been busy working to help those who were recently devastated by a major tornado in Kentucky. The department recently celebrated a recent toy drive they held on social media, showing the hundreds of gifts they had collected to send out.

Many gifts specifically were attributed to local La Plata business owners and residents. The following is the message which was shared on Facebook:

“Hundreds of Toys Collected Today to Support Kentucky Tornado Victims:  All we can say is thank you!  Thank you, La Plata residents and business owners!  Thank you, Charles County residents and business owners!  Thank you, Southern Marylanders from Calvert and St. Mary’s County.  Today’s toy drive was a great success because of your generosity, as people from all over Southern Maryland made their way to the La Plata Walmart to donate. 

LPPD would especially like to thank La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Charles County Volunteer Rescue Squad, EMS 51, Waldorf Chevrolet Cadillac, Explorer Post 1888 La Plata, MD, Walmart La Plata (Walmart), and EC Sports DMV.  Also, a special thank you to Mrs. Tonya Bagley, LPPD’s photographer.”