Christmas came early to the Oyster Creek Police Department
this year. On December 7th,
representatives from ABCs Public Relations Committee delivered a trailer full
of toys for families in need in Oyster Creek.
The committee is comprised of ABC member companies who place value on
giving back to the communities where they live and work. After learning that Police Chief Tim
Bradberry had purchased toys out of his own pocket last year, the committee
decided to step in and lend a hand providing hundreds of toys to families in
need. This is one way that ABC member
companies work for the betterment of the communities they live in! Chief Bradberry sent a letter of thanks
hard to believe it is Christmas time again. There is nothing like a little snow
to get people in the Christmas spirit. It has me thinking back to when I was a
kid. There is nothing to this day that compares to the excitement of Christmas
as a child. Drinking hot cocoa, listening to old Christmas songs and baking
cookies to put out for Santa with a cold glass of milk and a note.
stay awake all night to listen for the sounds of bells and reindeer hoofs on
the rooftop, hoping to catch of glimpse of Santa placing presents under our
waking in the morning and rushing into the living room to find your presents
and trying to wake Mom and Dad so we could start opening them.
all great memories for me. My kids have been fortunate enough to share the same
types of memories. Sadly, there are families in our area that are not so
fortunate; however thanks to Associated Builders & Contractors of Texas
Gulf Coast Inc. families in our community will have a good Christmas with many
Gulf Coast donated hundreds of toys for needy families and the Oyster Creek
Police Department is making sure that they get to the children that need them.
I have reached out to my officers and we have comprised a list of families in
the Oyster Creek community that need help.
We had a
family that recently lost their home in a fire.
whose father has been in the hospital for the last three months, and many
others who have lost their jobs and simply can’t afford to get their children
past we have never had a program to get toys to needy children we simply relied
on other agencies. On behalf of the Oyster Creek Police Department I would like
to say thank you to Associated Builders & Contractors of Texas Gulf Coast
Inc. for everything you have done to make this a good Christmas for many
families as well as allowing us the joy of participating in this program.
The ABC Public Relations Committee has various activities throughout the year to raise funds for local charities. In 2017, the committee held its 27th Annual Cook Off. Funds raised from the event were presented to local charities on September 12, 2017, including:
A check for $500 was also presented to Freeport Boy Scout Troop #345 for their service in working the event.
Food and Toy Drives are held every year during the holiday season to raise funds for local food pantries and donate toys to local families in need.
This is one of the many ways ABC Members build communities!
Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors who partner with us to give back to the community: