Slaton Area Endowment Grant Story: Santa Red and Blue
The City of Slaton Emergency Services Santa Red and Blue project provided elements of a Christmas dinner, as it has done for over 40 years, to approximately 130 families in 2019 with help from the Slaton Area Endowment. The organization teamed up with members of the Police, Fire, and EMS to deliver boxes door-to-door. Items such as canned foods, blankets, turkey, and toys for children are boxed and given to those in need in the community.
The organization said volunteers "are usually greeted with a homebound citizen who is so happy to see them and appreciates the 5 minutes of conversation they receive from the volunteers.” Many elderly citizens do not have utilities when volunteers drop off the box and are grateful for the food and warm clothing items.
The Santa Red and Blue project not only helps those less fortunate in Slaton but also makes an impact on volunteers. An organization rep comments, “It’s amazing to me the people that say Santa Red and Blue has taught their kids so much as to how to give back to someone that really needs it.”
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