The Burbank Temporary Aid Center got financial help for Thanksgiving supplies Tuesday with a $2,000 donation from local police officials.
Burbank Police command staff made a pledge of $1,000 that was later matched by the Burbank Police Officers’ Assn., Deputy Chief Tom Angel said at a donation event on Tuesday.
The donations will assist Burbank Temporary Aid Center with providing turkey dinner supplies and help continue a sack lunch program and pay utility bills for needy clients, said Executive Director Barbara Howell.
“It’s really helpful and can be used on many levels,” Howell said. “Two thousand dollars will go a long way to fill the gap left by the loss of the other funding.”
Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse said police were sensitive to how tough the economy is and “the dire straits people are in.”