(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department participated in Adopt-A-Family, making it a Christmas the recipients won't soon forget.
The department's Communications and Dispatch Center and Records Department conducted fundraisers to raise proceeds for a local family in need this holiday. The Communications Center held a bake sale while the Records Office held an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.
On Thursday, the department presented the money with a few personalized Christmas cards to the Walker family. Will Walker, who received the money from the department, said the amount of support he felt from SJPD was incredible.
"It's amazing because it's great to go visit people that want to help me and cheer for me when I'm going through rough times," Walker said.
This is the third year the Communications and Records departments have participated in Adopt-A-Family. In the end, they raised over $900 for the Walker family.
Will said he and his brother also got to spend the day with the dispatchers, learning what they do and how it works behind-the-scenes. He said it was a lot of hard work, but that he enjoyed every minute.