Chilton County sheriff participates in toy dropBy Emily Reed Published 11:58am Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The other participating law enforcement agencies that delivered toys to the children included the sheriff’s departments of Coffee, Morgan, Limestone, Etowah, Marshall, Dale/Houston, Jefferson, Russell and Tuscaloosa counties, the Tuscaloosa Police Department, Cullman City Police, Hoover Police and Alabama State Troopers.
Children’s Hospital of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states.
Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. with more than 2 million square feet and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past three years by “US News & World Report.”
“A lot of these families have a lot to worry about with their children in the hospital,” Davis said. “It meant a lot to be able to participate in something where we could help those families in some small way. Seeing the children enjoy watching the helicopters fly in was great.”