Holidays And Heroes

December 14, 2016 at 1:19 am (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , )

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Christmas is a time of joy, family celebrations. But for many in our community, families struggle just to get by with food, clothing, gifts under the tree or even a tree. Holidays for Heroes started a few years ago to give families a helping hand. Local law enforcement including Sheriff, City Police Departments,  Fire and Rescue, Tribal Police all come together to help deserving kids. School Counselors,Guidance Counselors, give the Police department names of struggling families in the area for a day of shopping and a visit to see Santa. The day begins with a Policeman picking up the child and shopping at Wal-Mart. While the kids are shopping for mom and dad, a food basket is being put together. After shopping with a Police officer or other volunteers,the kids are taken to visit Santa. the gifts are wrapped by volunteers and then the child is taken back home. One officer said “he likes to participate in the program so kids can see us the good guys too. All to often, I am at the home arresting mom or dad for domestic violence. The kids get to see another side of my job”.

The local malls host The Tree of Sharing. Toys for Tots pick up unwrapped toys to brighten up a child this holiday. The community comes together not only for the holidays but also all winter. The local news team a couple of years ago challenged families to help dig out your neighbor instead of waiting for the plows to come by. What a great way to welcome a new family into your neighborhood. The County Jail is keeping  inmates busy this year shoveling roof tops and walkways of several local businesses. The person has a choice to get out and make a difference instead of just sitting all day. The Union Gospel Mission is one of many warming centers helping those in need of a place to sleep, get a warm meal and companionship for the night. Treats for Troops gives our men and women who can’t come home this year a taste of home. Items we take for granted like tooth paste,baby wipes, coffee, candy, and trail mix just to name a few brings a smile to and lets them know we are thinking about them this holiday season.

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