When Michele Faiella saw two Clinton officers on their motorcycles traveling out of town, she thought (correctly) that they may be headed across the state to Newtown to assist and support the other first responders with the funerals of so many tragic lives lost last Friday.
That got her thinking about her own town and the men and women who work and volunteer in times of crisis.
"I want to do something for the Clinton Police Department and Clinton Volunteer Fire Department," said Faiella. "I was thinking about sending trays of food and baked goods for them while they work over the holidays."
Faiella turned to the Clinton Patch to help get the word out to the community.
"I thought we could get people to chip in and get food from local delis such as Saldamarco's or pizza from Grand Apizza Shoreline and have it delivered on Monday (Dec. 24)," she said. "If people wanted to bake or bring their own food they could bring it to either the firehouse or the police department on that day."
"Even if people wanted to drop things off on Sunday, it would be an ongoing gift through the holiday as the police department and fire department personnel are always coming and going," said Faiella. "It would just be a way for people to say thanks for all they do."
If you would like to be a part of this community effort, please drop off any type of food (from home or a local shop) to the police department or fire department on Monday, Dec. 24. If you would like to contribute to the purchased food, please call or email Michele Faiella at 860-664-4578 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.