Police Chief Chris Greeley of the Holden Police Department stopped by our studio today to talk about this month's "2nd Annual 25 Days of Kindness" event!  What a cool thing to be doing for the community!

The 12-member Police Department are out once again this year performing random acts of kindness throughout the community. For instance, if the guys are out on patrol and see an older person struggling with something like taking the groceries from the car to the house, they would stop to help them.  They may buy someone a cup of hot coffee who may be hard at work in the cold weather. Or like last year, an officer may stop by Sarah's House and clean the snow from the cars of patients who are in the area being treated for cancer.

Chief Greeley stresses to his officers to be creative and act on the spur of the moment when they see an opportunity for a random act of kindness.

This month, the officers will also collect and donate $ to such causes as the Chef's Food Pantry, which is open two days a week and serving hundreds of families in the Holden community every month, the Holbrook School Sponsor A Child Program, the Wal-Mart Christmas Tree in Brewer which provides toys to under privileged kids, The BDN Santa's Helpers Fund, and even the tree that provides toys to dogs at Renaissance Dogs in Holden.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, or maybe even donate a toy to the cause, just drop by the Holden Police Department at the Town Office at 570 Main Road/Rte. 1A.  Or call them at  942-7911.

Kudos and a big thank you to the Holden Police Department!