Baltimore Police and Federal Hill Hospitality Association Help Families in Need

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday, December 22nd, the Southern District of the Baltimore Police Department, the Southern District Explorers, and the Federal Hill Hospitality Association (FHHA) teamed up to help 350 South Baltimore families in need. The Southern District department organized a food, toy and coat drive and 350 turkeys were provided by the FHHA, which has participated in this event for four years.

Deliveries were made by the department’s officers, the Explorers and volunteers.

“We (FHHA) couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to partner with the Baltimore Police Department’s Southern District than at Christmas time,” said Brian McComas, president of the FHHA. “This year’s turkey drive was extra special in light of national events. It’s our fourth annual time participating and I hope we can continue making Christmas a little more merry for those less fortunate for many more years to come!”

“We know that the majority of time when the community interacts with the police it’s an unfortunate situation, so we want to bridge that gap to let them know we are human too and we do care,” Officer Rosemary Ford told WJZ.

WJZ Feature on the Event

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Officer Butterbean giving directions to the Explorers about their deliveries.

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Josh Foti (Ryleigh’s), Sean White (Banditos), Brian Acquavella (Blue Agave), and Erik Folkart (Sysco) huddling more than 350 turkeys.

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Erik Folkart from Sysco

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