Contact: Pamela Henderson
Director of Development
7451 W. Johnson Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 874-0007
Fax: (219) 872-4213
Firefighters Bring Thanksgiving to Dunebrook Families
Michigan City, IN – Nov. 21, 2017 – Michigan City Firefighters Union Local 475 is making Thanksgiving brighter for 36 local families served by Dunebrook. Firefighters delivered two truckloads of meals, each complete with a turkey, milk, eggs, butter and all of the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Matt Zawacki of Dunebrook coordinated the donation with the firefighters and commented, “Nothing compares to seeing a child’s face light up when we arrive at their home with this holiday feast.”
Executive Jeanne Ann Cannon adds, “We are so touched that our firefighters wanted to do this for our families, just as they did last year. Everyday, we see in the families we serve how hard they are working to be great parents and support their families, and it means so much to them that others care.” Cannon continues, “Our firefighters already give of themselves every day by risking their lives for our community’s safety, yet they still think of others.” The firefighters shopped for, packaged and distributed the meals to Dunebrook so they can be given to families before the holiday.
Firefighter Mike Neulieb said that this year they are donating holiday meals to five organizations, including Dunebrook. “We just want to be sure that families who may not have had a chance to celebrate the holiday with healthy food now can enjoy it and give their children a great Thanksgiving,” Neulieb said.
Dunebrook provides parent support and family strengthening through home visitation and parenting classes and child advocacy services. For more information about programs, volunteer opportunities and ways to support Dunebrook, please call Pam Henderson at 800.897.0007 or visit www.dunebrook.org. Follow Dunebrook at https://www/facebook/com/dunebrook.