Community support of Michigan State Police appreciated
On Dec. 9 and 10, 2017, troopers from the Michigan State Police, Gladstone Post, held Stuff A Blue Goose events in Escanaba and Menominee. The overwhelming generosity from both communities was tremendous and humbling. Troopers were able to fill a patrol car, known as a “Blue Goose,” in both communities with toys and food for needy families in our community. Over $1,600 was donated, with one large anonymous donation received. Troopers reported that two men drove up to the collection in Escanaba and handed them an envelope containing a large amount of cash. The money was used to purchase gift certificates from area businesses for groceries and/or toys. Several of the gift cards were passed out by troopers in both counties during routine traffic stops. Toys were also shared with local school districts identifying children in need.
Troopers would like to thank the community, in particular, the two anonymous donors who gave a large cash donation, for their kindness, generosity, and overwhelming support by helping those in need. Many families and seniors will have a better holiday season due to your giving efforts. Troopers were touched by the kind comments and strong law enforcement support shared by the community members. During the Christmas and holiday season, these gifts make a big difference, and allow the troupers to yet again provide Service With a Purpose to our communities.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve and to allow the troopers a service project in which they and their families can identify and help those in need. We are grateful to all those who donated, and feel blessed to be able to provide much needed assistance. On behalf of the troopers and staff of the Michigan State Police, Gladstone Post, many thanks and Happy New Year to all.
Gregory S, Cunningham