Volume 16, Number 2
Wake Forest Police Officer M.W. Sattler said last week donations for the police department’s annual Turkey Drive continue to be slow. “So far donations have been coming in little by little. Things usually pick up in November, so we’re hoping for the same this year.”
Last year the community donated enough money and turkeys to allow the officers to give away more than 800 turkeys to needy families. This is the 11th year of the Turkey Drive. In the first 10 years the department has distributed nearly 6,000 turkeys. Officer Sattler organized the police department’s first Turkey Drive in 2007 and has been in charge of it since then,
This year the police department is making it easier than ever for area residents to support this worthy cause by accepting online donations via PayPal at www.wakeforestnc.gov/donate-to-our-turkey-drive.aspx.
Cash and checks written to the Wake Forest Police Department are also being accepted. Anyone wishing to contribute cash or a check to this year’s Turkey Drive should contact Officer M.W. Sattler at 919-795-7270.
All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional turkeys.
On Saturday, Nov. 18, the police department will accept donations of frozen turkeys at the Wake Forest Police Department Main Station at 225 South Taylor Street from 9 a.m. until noon.
Police officers and staff will distribute the turkeys while they last on Monday, Nov. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 West Owen Avenue.
Officer Sattler organized the police department’s first Turkey Drive in 2007