Helping Hands provides Thanksgiving dinners to families in need
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there are many in the community who are struggling to put food on the table. That is why the Bluffton Police Department and the community are coming together to help give families in need a Thanksgiving dinner.
They've turned the police department into more like an assembly line. Friday, members of Grace Coastal Church packed boxes full of turkey, dressing and all the ingredients needed for a Thanksgiving meal.
Through the Helping Hands program, volunteers and police officers are hoping to make a big difference for those in the community who need it the most.
"We always worry about everybody all year long but Thanksgiving and Christmas we don't want anyone going without," said Sue Kroupa, Cross Roads Community Support Services. "It's a great partnership. We raise money to buy food, we have volunteers who are putting it in boxes and police deliver it to families they've identified. It works for a great relationship."
"Citizens usually see us in an enforcement role, arresting or setting rules, that is one aspect of our job," said Capt Bryan Norberg, Bluffton Police Department. "This is another aspect, community outreach to help people and to be a member of the community and let people know that even if you are in need you can ask for help, we can find resources to help."
During this year's project, they'll be delivering meals to nearly 70 families in the community.
This is all possible thanks to the many volunteers, churches, and businesses, including Publix, Stokes Brown Toyota, and Resort Management, that lend a helping hand
Volunteers say they're hoping to expand this program to help families throughout the entire year.
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:05:47 GMT
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