JOHNSTON, RI — Police departments, fire departments and emergency services departments join health care workers as the front line in the battle to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic. In Johnston, several local businesses, organizations and individuals have come together and made donations to support the Johnston police officers while they help protect town residents.
"This outpouring of support highlights our long-standing motto of Working Together — Making A Difference and we couldn't be more appreciative of your collective efforts," Johnston police said. "Quite simply, thank you."
Johnston police thanked the Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. for their support in producing and donating hand sanitizer to our Department and first responders all over the state, Domino's Pizza for donating a tremendous pizza lunch on Friday, and William Toepfer and the Johnston The Home Depot for their donation of N95 masks and gloves. The Johnston Ocean State Job Lot made several donations, Brandon Hill of 5-Hour Energy donated of several boxes of energy drinks and Starbucks donated coffee and pastry.
Police thanked Denise Donovan for the appreciated donation of coffee and doughnuts, Meghann Houle of the Creative Learning Center of Johnston for the donation of Allie’s Donuts, Theresa Moran donated handmade face masks, while they said many community members have dropped off food, coffee, gloves, notes of encouragement, well-wishes and prayers.
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