Day of Caring: Police officers, firefighters help deliver meals

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Some Dallas police officers and firefighters helped Meals on Wheels deliver food. They delivered about 1,500 meals Thursday.

Police Chief Renee Hall and Fire Asst. Chief Daniel Salazar were among the 200 volunteers who helped serve those in need for the Day of Caring.

It’s the second year members of the Dallas police and fire departments took time to visit Meals on Wheels recipients.

“It means a lot. It shows that somebody out there cares, you know," said Eldridge Coleman, a Meals on Wheels client. "I appreciate the police chief and the fire chief coming out to see us today.”

“The prayer is that others will volunteer to make a difference in someone’s life. But they would also recognize that we too step away from our daily duties of serving and protecting,” Chief Hall said.

The firefighters also tested smoke alarms and installed new smoke detectors in homes that needed them.