Making a Difference During the Holiday Season
On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, District E-5 Captain James Hasson along with officers from the E-5 Community Service Office and members of the West Roxbury Business & Professional Association gathered outside of Roche Bros. in West Roxbury for the annual Turkey Give-a-way. The holiday tradition has been going on for approximately 15 years and truly epitomizes the importance of giving back and looking out for others during the season of Thanksgiving. As in years past, Boston Police officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) assisted in the delivery of over 80 turkey dinners provided courtesy of Roche Bros. Turkey dinners were delivered to families in the West Roxbury/Roslindale area.
Prior to the event, a list of families in need is compiled by the Boston Police, West Roxbury Business and Professional Association, West Roxbury YMCA and Ethos/AgeWell West Roxbury. Each family receives a turkey dinner with all the fixings.
“There’s an apple pie, gravy, a bag of onions, potatoes, everything you would need for a Thanksgiving dinner,” said Mary Mulvey Jacobson of the West Roxbury Business & Professional Association.
The Boston Police Department is honored and humbled to be a part of this very special event and would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Said Police Officer Elvis Garcia, “It feels good to give something back. The holiday season is about caring for and looking out for others and today gave us a chance to do just that. A day like today also gives us – as police officers – an opportunity to show people that making a difference is important to us and we’re grateful for the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer to families in need of cheering up. On a day like today, everybody here feels the same way, there’s a lot for us to be thankful for and it is truly better to give than receive.”