By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — For the fifth year in a row, a Trussville woman is showing first responders how appreciative the community is for their service.
Beverly Elders Cross gathers members of the community every year, to feed the Trussville Police Department and Trussville Fire and Rescue, for the first three weekends in December. Cross said it all started after she realized the men and women in blue were not always appreciated as much as she saw fit.
“I am so excited we made it five years,” said Cross. “I just wanted to do something to let our local heroes know that we appreciated them and all they do for us every day.”
Some local restaurants have also donated to the cause and some local businesses have also donated money to help purchase items. Cross said she goes to the grocery store every Friday night to purchase anything that is needed to complete the meal.
The food is delivered to the Trussville Police Training Facility at City Hall on the first three Saturdays of December. Along with the positive feeling of giving back, Cross said she has met great people along the way. The kind of people who think of others before themselves.
The weekend of Dec. 19 is the last weekend of the initiative. Families of first responders were invited to join them for a meal.
For more information or to help out next year, you can contact Cross through Facebook Messenger.