As we wrap up another Thanksgiving Day, we would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who made this year once again possible. Just to name a few: Publix Stores donated not only all the desserts and breads we needed, but a grant to help cover the cost of other groceries we purchased. Cobb EMC Community Foundation provided funding, as did Greystone Power, and a number of private donors. Additionally, Paul's Pot Pies in Kennesaw opened their commercial kitchen space so that volunteers could make the cold trays that were delivered to our officers working later in the day after the hot meals had been consumed by the day shifts. Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta has once again provided the incredible space and kitchen facilities where deliveries were staged, hot meals prepared, and volunteers picking up were able to drive up and collect their supplies and meals to deliver to all our 911, Police, Sheriff's Deputies and their admin working on Thanksgiving Day. The wonderful folks over at Major Q's BBQ provided smoked turkeys as they have done every year for the past 7 years running! We had approximately 40 volunteers who came in from as far away as Loganville and Fayetteville to help deliver to our heroes all over Cobb County and beyond. Yesterday we served Cobb 911, Sheriff's Deputies at the jail and courthouse, their admin at the courthouse, all five Cobb precincts, Acworth, Kennesaw, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Marietta police departments, their admin and 911 staff. We sent out about 360 hot meals and another 150 cold meals as well as dinners for the volunteers who gave up time with their families to work with us. Finally, we would like to thank Nancy Grace for bringing attention to our small nonprofit and the work we are doing by promoting us on her social media and bringing her family to help make the delivery to Marietta Police on Thanksgiving Day. Denise Dillon with Fox 5 Atlanta has also been a huge supporter and brought her family in to help make the delivery to Cobb Police Precinct 1, and did a news story about our Blue Family Christmas project, and the officers we are helping.
And now, with Thanksgiving behind us, we are turning our focus to the (now FIVE) law enforcement officers we are helping this holiday season who are facing financial hardships due to illness or injury and are unable to work. Please join with us in supporting these heroes through our "Blue Family Christmas" Campaign. When we needed them, they have been there. And now that they need us, we are asking you to be there for them. Please read more about these officers in our next "What's Happening" post.
Happy Thanksgiving and once again, Thank you!