Giving thanks to Arvada's first responders

Michael Hicks
mhicks@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 12/1/20

Thanksgiving was made a little more special for Arvada Police officers and first responders with the Arvada Fire Protection District. Arvada residents Kimber and Josh Just, along with City …

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Giving thanks to Arvada's first responders

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Thanksgiving was made a little more special for Arvada Police officers and first responders with the Arvada Fire Protection District.

Arvada residents Kimber and Josh Just, along with City Councilmember Lauren Simpson and catering from Footers and Elements Catering, delivered hot lunches to all four police stations and eight fire district stations on Thursday as a way of saying thanks for their service.

This was part of the Chow for Champions: Holiday edition program organized by the City of Arvada, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Kimber Just and Simpson.

“That somebody actually thought of them is important to them,” Arvada Police Chief Link Strate said. “That they actually went to the length that they went through to put these meals together to all of our (stations) just makes that statement to them that there are people out there that know what they're doing every day and here on Thanksgiving when everybody else is at home with some family.”

The plan is to do a similar delivery on Christmas Day to those working on that day. Simpson said that organizers are seeking $3,000-4,000 in donations to cover the cost.

Want to donate?

Chow for Champions: Holiday Edition is accepting donations to deliver Christmas Day lunches to the Arvada Police officers and Fire Department. The program is seeking individual contributions of $10, $25 or $50 and business contributions of $250 or $1,000. All contributions will go toward the purchase of meals. For more information, email Samantha Geerdes, Events Director for the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, at samantha@arvadachamber.org or visit business.arvadachamber.org/events/details/chow-for-champions-holiday-edition-33419.

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