There are many different ways to give back to the people that have given so much to the community. These are the people who are first to arrive after a car accident, natural disaster or devastating fire. It’s time to give back to your community. Here are some ways you can award and recognize your local heroes:
Host a Dinner or Luncheon
Have a nice, formal dinner or a friendly, casual luncheon for all of your local first responders at a church, banquet hall, etc. Have it catered by one of the popular restaurants in town. This will ensure that all parties will be satisfied.
Bring a catered lunch to your local fire station, police station or hospital. All of the employees will truly appreciate your effort to make them feel special!
Throw a Fundraiser
Have a fundraiser or silent auction in honor of a branch of local government. Have all attendees pay a certain amount for their plate, and ask people in the community to donate valuable things to the silent auction. Also, make sure all proceeds go to benefit the chosen branch of local government.
Start a Support Group
A lot of families and spouses of first responders go through emotions and feelings some people just would not understand. If they had a safe place to talk about their struggles, it could greatly benefit their mental health and their family.
Have an Awards Party
Throw a party that could be similar to the Academy Awards or Grammy’s that awards the people who really went above and beyond for the safety of their community. Make sure to have awards made for each winner.
Don’t forget to award them with a beautiful plaque from Presenta Plaque! They will cherish it forever. First responders are always the ones to put their lives on the line for the community, let’s do something for them that shows we care!