(Atlantic) The Atlantic Police Department and Reserves would like to thank everyone who contributed to the annual Christmas programs that helped them serve some of the families and children in need this year.
Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green (pictured) says the two part program has been established for many years, and evolved from a few Reserve Officers repairing bicycles for children during the 1980’s. Both programs are sustained through the generosity of the citizens of Atlantic, the Salvation Army Red Kettles, as well as local business partners.
In all, over $10,000 was expended between the two programs this year and over 45 children and 14 adults were provided with a Christmas that other wise was simply not going to happen. The Atlantic Police Department and Reserves say it is always their goal to serve the citizens of this area and to make a difference in people’s lives. It is the generosity of their many partners in the community, both private citizens, and businesses, that allows them to do this.
The Atlantic Police Department gives special thanks to: Smith Land Service, Glen and Fauzan Smith, The Salvation Army Red Kettle Fund, and all who contributed to it. In addition special thanks goes to Wal-Mart, The Atlantic News Telegraph, and the many, individuals who brought them personal donations both large and small throughout the season.
January 8, 2013