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Nov 22, 2012 5:17 PM by Erika Flores

Nogales Police Officers Association delivers turkey dinners

NOGALES - On Thanksgiving, the Nogales Police Officers Association recruited around 100 volunteers to make a special holiday for families in the community. Over 50 turkey dinners were delivered to families in need.

The Nogales Police Officers Association went door-to-door to deliver these Thanksgiving meals.

"I didn't expect this, but it's so nice. Thank you so much," said Hilda Rodriguez. She lives with her parents and three children and if it weren't for this donation, she said her family would have eaten chicken not turkey.

Families, children, teenager, even the elderly volunteered to deliver the meals.

"I think it is cool getting out helping the community letting them know that we are here. Let them know that there's still people out there that care," said teenage volunteer Erick Quijada.

Rodolfo Casas said he is grateful to have this meal because without it, his family wouldn't get to have a Thanksgiving with all the fixings. "We would have toasted to the holiday with soda and whatever we could find," said Casas.

Victor Hetherington, President of the Nogales Police Officers Association said this year, the number of volunteers that made this possible multiplied. Last year, there were only seven volunteers.

"You're supporting people who could not afford this and wish they had it and now it's their day to experience that moment where they can have food with their family and enjoy it," said Hector Salazar, volunteer.

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