December 31, 2010 > Two-wheeled generosity
Americans are known for many attributes, good and bad, but generosity is an outstanding example of a positive collective behavior that shines brightly throughout the world and within US borders. The 2010 Christmas season was no exception to this standard except possibly in the overwhelming number and variety of gifts and organizations that participated. This year turned out to be a massive effort to assure that few, if any, children would be left off Santa's "nice" list.
Acts of charity and concern for others are prevalent throughout the year, but become especially conspicuous during the holidays; a feeling of goodwill toward all mankind is hard to escape. The Southeast Bay Area was especially generous but a noteworthy example could be seen on the afternoon of Thursday, December 16 at Washington West, part of the Washington Hospital Heathcare Services complex, in Fremont. A low roar of approaching motorcycles announced the arrival of a group representing the Motorcycle Technology Department at WyoTech who dropped by to deliver over 100 toys and coloring books valued at $600-$700 for the Toys for pediatric patients.
Waiting in front of the medical facility entrance, Nursing Director of Patient Care Services, Katie Choy, and Chief of Quality and Resource Management, Stephanie Williams welcomed the motorcyclists. "We are truly grateful to Wyotech for choosing to stop by and provide us with this very generous donation", said Katie Choy. "It is always nice to be able to provide a little something special to a child or family during the holidays."
This was the second annual collection effort according to Carl Blevins, administrator of the WyoTech Motorcycle Technology program, who added, "We hope to do it even bigger next year."