Fox Valley law enforcement team together with #BadgesandBells to help local families at Christmas
30 November 2017
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign has been a staple of the holiday season for many years. Each holiday season, hundreds of volunteers head out and ring bells at various locations throughout the Fox Cities. This year the crime prevention officers of the Fox Valley will head out in force to give these volunteers a hand.
Many people are familiar with the Red Kettle campaign and the holiday giving but the Salvation Army works with families all year round. One of those areas is the Noon Feeding Program which serves approximately 200 people each day and served over 61,000 meals last year! Other services offered is a food pantry which provides 21 tons of food each month to low income families. And it’s not just food that the Salvation Army provides - Project Home is a transitional housing facility; and Scattered Site Housing provides households with rental and support services assistance. The officers were also introduced to many children the other day at the Salvation Army’s Value Based Child Care which offers child care services to qualified families.
Since the 2016 holiday season the crime prevention officers have teamed together to raise awareness for the St. Joseph Food Pantry, Fox Valley NAMI, and WI Special Olympics. When this holiday season came around it was a natural choice to partner with the Salvation Army.
Officers worked with the Salvation Army – Fox Cities on filming some public service announcements which will raise awareness of this organization and collaborative effort. Stay tuned to social media for the roll out of those videos. The crime prevention officers will also be working a few bell ringing locations in the month of December as a group which will certainly be an entertaining event!
Appleton PD – Dave Lund Fox Crossing PD - Jason Weber Outagamie County SO – Nate Borman
Menasha PD – John Wallschlaeger Fox Valley Metro PD – Mike Lambie Winnebago County SO – Pete Ehlert
Neenah PD - Stu Zuehls Grand Chute PD- Travis Waas Oshkosh PD – Kate Mann