A letter of thanks: To Franklin citizens for their generosity this Christmas

Dear Citizens,

The men and women of the Franklin Police Department are incredibly grateful for your generosity. On November 29, we asked you to help us by donating toys for kids whose families are down on their luck this year. Your response left us with overflowing toy boxes, and hearts. Because of your giving, Franklin Police Officers and Franklin Rotary at Breakfast members were able to share some much-needed joy with some very special families this Christmas.

Chief Deborah Faulkner said, “The Franklin Police Department would like to thank our neighbors for responding to our call for toys. We were able to fill Mr. Lewis’ toy boxes with some incredible toys. I am certain these gifts will make some children very happy on Christmas Day. We are so grateful to be able to do this for the second year. Out of incredible tragedy came Christmas magic.  Thank you Franklin.”

The Franklin Police Department Kristi Clark, Carter Oakley Christmas Toy Drive began because Brad and Bonnie Lewis wanted to honor the lives of their daughter and grandson who were both tragically killed on I-65 in 2015. The toy boxes, built out of love by the Lewis family, were filled by the generosity of Franklin citizens. Franklin Police Officers delivered the overflowing toy boxes to local families this morning – all in remembrance of two good Samaritans who lost their lives helping others; two good Samaritans whose spirits of helpfulness are still alive and well in Franklin.

With humility and thanks,
Your Franklin Police Officers


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