EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene Police Department and employees from Elk Horny Brewery spent their Thanksgiving morning delivering meals to disabled and financially disadvantaged veterans and their families.
Volunteers fanned out to 33 different houses with boxes filled with turkey, side dishes, pies, and blankets. This is the fourth year in a row EPD and Elk Horn Brewery has donated their time making meals for veterans. Co-owner of Elk Horn Brewery, Stephen Sheehan, said he is grateful for all of the donations around the community to make this happen.
"If we need 1,000 turkeys, we could get 1,000 turkeys from the community. It's a community-wide thing and we love that this keeps growing and growing," Sheehan said.
Raul Sanchez is a veteran and he is grateful for the generosity.
"I'm thankful for the Police Department and the veterans court for doing this for us. It's taking a lot of stress off me right now so im appretiative," Sanchez said.
Elk Horn Brewery and EPD said they will be out delivering meals again next year and hope to serve even more families.