Hand Made Christmas Card
Boy Scout Troop 600 Creates, Delivers Holiday Cards to VTA Staff
01/07/2021
Ken Blackstone

VTA operators got a very nice surprise on Christmas Eve when Boy Scout Troop 600 members dropped off homemade holiday cards to thank them for their essential work. As part of a service project, troop members selected front-line workers firefighter, paramedics, hospital workers to make and deliver cards.

Hand Made Christmas Card
Hand Made Christmas Card
Hand Made Christmas Card
Hand Made Christmas Card

While Coach Operator Jatinder Virk works for VTA, his two children came up with the idea independently that they wanted to include public transit workers as well!

“When they told me, I felt proud, got tears in my eyes and felt very humble,” said Virk. “They wanted to do it and I said, ‘go ahead’ and I felt really good about that and encouraged them.”

Virk’s 8-year-old daughter is a Cub Scout and his 12-year-old son is a Boy Scout and they each earned a badge for this service project, which also included other service hours to complete. When Virk got off his shift on Dec. 24, he took his children, with cards in tow, to VTA’s downtown customer service office for them to deliver to fellow operators.

“It was the kids idea to say thank you to all the drivers and staff during this COVID-19 difficult time,” said Virk.

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