24th Police District Advisory Council provides Thanksgiving meals for officers

An­oth­er way the com­munity is show­ing the Thanks­giv­ing spir­it. 

For nearly a dec­ade, the 24th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil has been provid­ing Thanks­giv­ing meals for po­lice of­ficers that are as­signed to work on Thanks­giv­ing Day.

The PDAC teams with com­munity groups like Port Rich­mond Town Watch, Port Rich­mond on Patrol and Civic, and IM­PACT Ser­vices, an or­gan­iz­a­tion that has donated funds and man­power over the years ac­cord­ing to 24th PDAC pres­id­ent Pat Healy. 

This year, on Thanks­giv­ing Day, stu­dents from Mem­ph­is Street Academy Charter School will also vo­lun­teer to help serve meals to the of­ficers. Mer­cer Street Caf&ea­cute; has also donated a break­fast for the of­ficers; Dunkin Donuts is donated cof­fee and donuts, Shop­Rite will donate hot tur­keys, Su­per Saver is provid­ing bever­ages, and Bo­ston Mar­ket is mak­ing avail­able side dishes and roas­ted chick­en. 

Said Healy: “PDAC does this as a way of show­ing ap­pre­ci­ation from the res­id­ents of the 24th Dis­trict, whom we rep­res­ent, to the of­ficers of the 24th Dis­trict for the time that they have to spend away from their fam­ily on hol­i­days and oth­er im­port­ant fam­ily events, while those of­ficers pro­tect and serve our com­munity.”

Also this year, as part of a fun­drais­ing ef­fort, the PDAC is raff­ling off a 40-inch LCD high-defin­i­tion TV that was donated by the Phil­adelphia Phar­macy. 

The draw­ing, which is open to the pub­lic, will be held at noon dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing meal. Tick­ets will be avail­able for pur­chase un­til a half hour pri­or to the draw­ing and cost $5 each or a book of 5 for $20. Tick­ets can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing either Pat Healey at 215-426-8851, or John Ra­jca at 267-304-2993. 

Funds from this raffle will be used for the chil­dren’s Christ­mas party that the of­ficers of the 24th have every year, and help to pay for the gifts that are ob­tained for each child.

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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