Phoenix, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations employees in Phoenix, Ariz. once again participated in the "Adopt a Family for Christmas" Program sponsored by the City of Phoenix.
For the 12th consecutive year, employees of CBP at the Phoenix port of entry helped make Christmas possible for a local family. Through the program, CBP employees adopt a local family in need during the holidays. This year's recipients included a single father and his 4-year-old son. The father had recently become unemployed and suffered financial setbacks. The family was in desperate need of everyday necessities and CBP delivered.
Phoenix port of entry personnel generously donated time, money and gifts to ensure the family did not go without gifts at Christmas.
"CBP and the port of entry employees are proud to participate and contribute to such an excellent program. Our employees enjoy giving the gifts as much as the families appreciate receiving them," stated CBP Port Director Donald Anderson. "It is a wonderful tradition to be a part of."
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.