The Vermilion area Edward Jones financial advisors have joined together to support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program by using their offices as drop−off locations for this year’s toy drive.

                Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to any Vermilion area office during regular business hours beginning November 15. Monetary gifts cannot be accepted.

                "With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," local Financial Advisor Terry Caudill said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."

                The local Edward Jones financial advisors include: Terry Caudill on Liberty Ave in the Drug Mart Plaza, Tom Chaplin on Liberty Ave, and Paul Hoffman on State Route 60 .

                Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s nearly 19,000 financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients with a total of $1.8 trillion in assets under care. Visit edwardjones.com or the recruiting website at careers. edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.