Monday, November 30, 2015

Toys for Tot's Marine Veterans Endure Harsh Weather

Sorry folks but not letting my blood pressure boil over this one. My husband and I do it all the time for the DAV. It doesn't matter what the temperature is or what the weather is like. We stay outside no matter if the building has cover or not. Salvation Army bell ringers are outside too.

As you'll read in this article the past store manager made a decision to let them go inside but it is something that most never expect out of a store letting us go there to ask for donations.

As for the title of this article, it is an attention grabber and nothing more. It takes away from the fact that these veterans are willing to do it no matter what the weather is like!
Veteran forced to stand outside of Medina Walmart
WKYC-TV
Wale Aliyu
November 30, 2015
Veteran stands outside of Walmart to collect toys (Photo: Facebook)
MEDINA, Ohio -- Controversy is brewing in Medina, after a local Marine veteran was forced to stand outside of a Walmart this weekend as he collected money for Toys for Tots.

It was rainy and cold, but despite the weather, the store manager said he had to stand outside.

Now, people are outraged that he wasn't allowed inside of the store.

When someone took a picture of the veteran and posted it to social media, the post went viral within hours. The post read, "He can bleed and die but not stand inside."

The controversy started as a conversation between a Walmart store manager and a couple of veterans.

The vets were collecting money for Toys for Tots and the VFW. They said they asked to go inside, but the Walmart store manager said it's against the company's solicitation policy to allow them inside.

The vets were then asked to stay outside of the store.

The temperatures were in the low 40's.
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