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Free turkeys for cops!

November 9, 2015

More than 100 police officers in Charlottesville won't need to buy a turkey for their families on Thanksgiving this year.

Private donors have bought and paid for 115 turkeys for sworn officers. Reid’s Super Save Market exchanges a single 18 to 20 pound turkey for each officer's voucher.

The Charlottesville Police Foundation organized the Thanksgiving gift.

"It’s really good for them to know that the community is grateful for them and their work and so this is just one really tangible way for them to feel that this year, especially in the month of giving thanks," said Mindy Goodall, of the Charlottesville Police Foundation.

Officers can stop by and pick up their turkeys from November 9 through November 30.

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I have been a Police Officer for a long time. I have seen both joyful and horrific times thru the years; some dark days & rainy nights I have even asked myself if it was worth it, and did anybody really care? Thanks to the Foundation, I know someone does. Not just funding equipment or training or the many other things that have been done, but by letting us see all of you among us as we work. The outpouring of support from the community itself has demonstrated to us that there are still SO MANY good people in this broken world.

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