DPS makes a difference in the holiday season

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018

To The Leader

BEAUMONT – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in Beaumont has partnered this holiday season with an organization established to help senior citizens and a local food bank, providing an opportunity for members of the Agency to give back to those who are less fortunate.

For the past seven years, DPS has continued its program called 21-Days of Giving, a charitable campaign where DPS employees have the opportunity to volunteer for 21 days between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Through this volunteer program- to date- Troopers have collected hundreds of toys for children in Southeast Texas. Additionally, DPS members are delivering food to homebound senior citizens and disabled residents of the community. In the coming days, volunteers will work at a local food bank, with a goal of reducing the number of people suffering from hunger during the holiday season.

“Helping others in need is one of the many ways we serve our community,” said Captain Michelle McDaniel with the Texas Highway Patrol Division in Beaumont. “The 21-Days of Giving campaign is an excellent way for our employees to volunteer and give back to the communities we are sworn to protect.”

The 21-Days of Giving began seven years ago at the Texas Department of Public Safety Beaumont District Office as a way for Troopers to serve their communities through volunteerism.