Health First employees clean out the shelves for kid's toy charity.
ROCKLEDGE, FL - Imagine the chaos of an entire toy store instantly overrun by a mob of shoppers grabbing everything in sight - for needy kids! Thousands of dollars worth of toys snatched from the shelves of the Toys 'R Us store in Viera in the blink of an eye to give to children in need.
On Monday, December 6 at 10:30am, that is exactly what happened as a mob of Health First employees stormed the front doors of the Toys 'R Us store in Viera, cleaned out shelves, loaded up their shopping bags, spent thousands of dollars, and filled a waiting truck headed for Brevard's most needy children.
It was like the old game show "Supermarket Sweep," but this time, every item is headed for the hands of a child in need!
$5,000 dollars worth of toys were snatched from the shelves in minutes!
Health First's President and CEO Mike Means 'rallied the troops' before they 'stormed the store' at 10:30 am.
"Brevard County is our home. It's home for us as a company, and it's home for the majority of our associates, patients and clients," said Health First President & CEO Mike Means. "Our commitment to this community is about more than helping those who walk in our doors seeking care and comfort. It's also about lending a hand to those in our community who need it most."
As part of Health First's commitment to help families in its home county of Brevard, Health First donated all the toys that its employees grabbed to the 107.1 A1A's Toys For Kids Charity Campaign.
Health First selected the 107.1 A1A Toys For Kids Charity Campaign because it is completely locally based ensures that every dollar and every toy collected stays in our community.
Health First has been serving the residents of the Brevard County area since it was founded in 1995, with its roots extending back to 1937 when Holmes Regional Medical Center opened as the first hospital in Brevard County.
Today, Health First is the only multi-hospital, not-for-profit health system in Brevard County. This means that every dollar not used to pay for patient care stays in the county to improve healthcare services for all residents, including those without the financial means to pay.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THIS GREAT EVENT ON THE HEALTH FIRST FAMILY CHANNEL ON YOUTUBE: