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Residents of the Villa at Riverwood Give Donation to Hazelwood Police Explorers

Residents of The Villa at Riverwood were in the spirit of giving recently when they presented the Hazelwood Police Explorers Post #9217 with a donation of $740.   Proceeds from a holiday craft bazaar, silent auction, and recycling efforts with aluminum cans were combined for this final total.

“The Villa at Riverwood has a very active group of independent seniors that cares about the community.  We looked at all the different organizations we could raise money for and decided to support the Hazelwood Police Department because of how good they’ve been to us,” Fran Jackson, RN, BA, LNAJ, The Villa at Riverwood executive director, said.  “Hazelwood police officers come whenever and wherever we need them.  We really respect and appreciate them.”

Residents at The Villa also see the value of supporting the department’s efforts to interest youth in law enforcement as a future career, which explains why they made the donation to Hazelwood’s Police Explorers Post #9217.  The Villa’s activity director, Pam Bockhorst, and the Resident Council worked on organizing the craft bazaar.  Many of the residents showed off their creativity by making crafts for the holidays.  They also auctioned off different things from the community such as furniture, paintings, and other knick-knacks.

In addition, The Villa at Riverwood has joined the City of Hazelwood’s recycling efforts by collecting aluminum cans.  One of the residents takes these cans to a recycling center and then brings back the cash.  The management staff decided to include this recycling money in the donation to the Police Explorers as well.

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