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Las Vegas police deliver turkeys to struggling families
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Hundreds of Las Vegas families got a holiday surprise Monday morning from their local police department. They'll be able to cook Thanksgiving dinner.
Officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department went door to door delivering turkeys and all the fixings to families in need. During the month leading up to the holiday, LVMPD held a Thanksgiving food drive. They collected turkeys, cash and all the fixings, and now 500 families will eat Thanksgiving dinner.
Door to door, officers put smiles on many faces and brought a few tears. They also watched the stress melt away. "I'm very grateful to have them around," said Zulay Martinez, who received a turkey dinner.
LVMPD holds this turkey giveaway every year and every year, Officer Michelle Wilson is excited to be able to feed the families she has grown so close to in her jurisdiction.
"Just being able to give them that family experience is worth it. It's my favorite time of year," said Wilson.
It's one less worry during a tough time for struggling families. Families that have so many things to worry about.
"I'm a single parent with three kids. It's hard. So when I got that knock and I got that phone call it made me very happy that somebody actually cares, and I'm just really happy," said Samalpha Welch.