Local members from Beautifully Designed, a women's ministry, came together to "Back the Blue."
In effort to say thank you to police officers, the local chapter of the women's ministry Beautifully Designed gave cards, bottled water, and pre-packaged snacks to the Holly Hill, Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach police stations Aug. 1.
Held in 500 cities throughout the nation, the "Back the Blue" event's mission was to "be a positive light in a dark world." According to volunteer member Tina Chirillo, the following Ormond Beach businesses and organiztions helped with the donation: Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Halifax Health, Dunkin Donuts, Publix, Office Depot, Arby's and Steel Oak Coffee. The event was hosted by Amanda Andrews and Christina Chirillo.
"We had so much fun sharing this event with our children and new friends," Tina Chirillo said. "We thanked our officers for their hard work in keeping our community safe. We shared a prayer in keeping them safe along with their family and friends."
The organization plans to make this an annual event.