Delaware State Police

Spreading Holiday Cheer-Kent County

Kent County– On Monday, December 18, 2017, Delaware State Troopers assigned to Troop 3 and the Community Outreach Unit helped spread holiday cheer by partnering with Delaware Meals on Wheels.  Captain Joshua Bushweller along with State Representative Lyndon Yearick , and Troopers helped deliver 170 hot meals to individuals in need. The deliveries were made in areas including; Kent Acres, Kentwood Mobile Home Park, Meadowbrook Acres, Paris Villa, Mifflin Meadows, Alder Park, Rodney Village, and Little Creek/Leipsic area.  The initiative allowed for positive interactions and a chance for the Delaware State Police to give back to the communities they serve.  The event was well received and many individuals were extremely thankful for the State Police taking time to deliver them a warm meal.

Meals on Wheels is a service available to those that are homebound and are over the age of 60 or under the age of 60 with a physical disability.  This program generally helps seniors who are unable to get and prepare food on their own.  Ms. Trudy Clay, Meals on Wheels Coordinator at the Modern Maturity Center, stated each day 1,100 individuals in Kent County receive meals through Meals on Wheels.  She expressed how this program consisting of approximately 60 volunteers in Kent County has continued to help many people in need.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 121817 1300

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