Less Fortunate Families In Calexico Receive A Turkey Dinner
CALEXICO, CA –Going without a turkey dinner this thanksgiving won't be the case for many Calexico residents after the Calexico Police Department hand delivered turkey dinners to less fortunate families.
Surprise, joy and thankful are just a few words to describe this families emotion. For Jose Luis Nuno who lost his 9 year old daughter to a house fire in August, he says this thanksgiving just won't be the same. He tells News 13 "We were not expecting this from anybody. I know It's going to be hard not having one child, it's not going to be easy for us, we just have to take it day by day."
A total of 50 turkeys were delivered to 50 less fortunate families in Calexico. This is the Calexico Police Departments first time handing out turkeys and couldn't have done it with out help from the community. Officer Peter West says "When we can see a difference were making in their lives in a positive way it feels really good."
Volunteers like Hortencia Armendariz say giving back is priceless and during the holidays is when it's most important. She says, "This is when a lot of families go through depression when they can't provide for their children. So, if anyone can help out at least one family it is worth it because we do have a lot of things to be thankful for."
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