The American Legion Auxiliary Fred Hilburn #11 is sponsoring a project to aid and assist the Douglas Police Department.

According to one of the event organizers Karen Smith, the project is designed to help those with chronic homelessness.

“Our theme this year is serving those behind the badge,” she said. “The police are asked from time to time to move (homeless people) from commercial properties.”

Smith and Iliana Solis dropped off 50 kits to the DPDD and 20 to the Douglas Fire Department.

“This care kit would give them something to give them, at least temporarily,” Smith said who added the contents of the kit are non-perishable and will allow those on patrol to have them when needed.

Contents of each kit included toiletries, clean-up items, energy bars, and other non-perishable food items. Also enclosed as a $5 gift card, courtesy of the American Legion Riders.

Douglas Police Chief Kraig Fullen said he has about 50 officers on duty each shift.

“If your organization is able to donate to this project, we will put your name on the kit along with ours,” Smith said. “This is a great community service project for your group or business. Community giving is part of the Auxiliary programs.”

If your organization is willing to help, or anyone with questions may call Smith at (520) 249-1119, or Nancy Berg (520) 678-1027.

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