Our Collection to thank the Rockford Police Department
Thank you for the overwhelming response to our collection for the Rockford Police Department. We collected and delivered two baskets, four boxes and a few bags filled with snacks to each of the three district stations. We also received $160 in cash donations. Since we did not need to purchase any more food items, we made a donation to Officer Cox's Memoial Fund at Alpine Bank.
Our first delivery went to Station One, on West State St. They were very greateful, as they hadn't received any donations. Everything was being donated to Station Three. We were pleasantly surprised that our own Jeremiah Cizerle was there, having just ended his shift. Jeremiah is a Holy Family graduate and the son of Mrs. Alice Cizerle, a former teacher here. He is pictured on the right.
We also delivered snacks and cards to Station Two, on Broadway. They, also, had not received any other donations before we arrived.
Our final stop was Station Three, on NewTowne Rd. This was the station where Officer Cox had been working. This is also the station where our community laison officers are assigned. It was wonderful to be greeted by officers that we have built relationships with over the past couple of years.
They asked that I extend their sincere appreciation to all of you!