PITTSBURG — Survivors at Safehouse Crisis Center will have a traditional, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner thanks to a donation by the Pittsburg Fire Department.
Safehouse serves survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking and stalking.
“It’s a wonderful gift that they give us every year,” Safehouse Crisis Center Shelter Manager Kara Mishmash said. “The ladies are displaced from their homes, so this is something to bring a little home at a special time of year.”
Donating to people in need during the holidays has been tradition at the PFD since 1999 through the Fire Department Charity Fund. PFD personnel donate $5 a month to make towards the charity fund.
“Every year we give back to the community and citizens of Pittsburg and try to give back to the unfortunate who need food and meals,” PFD Captain Rich Woods said.
The charity fund also provides Christmas presents for children in the community, help purchase necessities for people whose homes were destroyed by fires and more.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.