TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol employees from across the entire Tucson Sector delivered hundreds of gifts and holiday cheer yesterday to help brighten the Christmas season for local children.
This year agents and civilian employees throughout Tucson Sector voluntarily donated gifts to more than 700 children and families through the “Angel Tree” program. The program donate gifts to families in need through various charities, such as the Devereux Foster Care, Healthy Families, Giving Turtle Program, and the Nogales Child and Family Resources Incorporated Office.
The Angel Tree program combines the generosity of Border Patrol employees with various community organizations in order to ensure local children can experience the joys of Christmas this holiday season. Border Patrol agents were happy to be a part of an event that truly defines the holiday season. The Angel Tree represents just one of the many ways that Border Patrol employees continue to provide support to the local community.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.