SA company gives thanks to firefighters, police officers

Generations Federal Credit Union hands out turkey's, hams to local enforcement

SAN ANTONIO – While a lot of people will be enjoying Thanksgiving Day with family and friends others will be working, ready to protect and serve. 

Many firefighters and police officers will not be able to get home cooked Thanksgiving meals but one local company says a meal is coming.

Generations Federal Credit Union employees spent Wednesday delivering turkey's to 50 fire stations and six hams to police substations.  

"Obviously we are going to be on duty, we are going to be out there working all the way through the holiday," said San Antonio Police Department Deputy Chief Joseph MacKay. "It's nice to know we can come back to the station and there is going to be something for us to eat."

"These hard-working men and woman are not going to be there with their families," said Samantha Salazar, a volunteer. "So anything that can make their Thanksgiving a little bit better, I enjoy doing that." 

"This is our home-away-from-home, but I mean when you get a nice turkey meal (it) feels like you're back there with your parents or kids or whoever," said Kourtlandt Pace, a firefighter.

The fire department has also invited trainees from Lackland Air Force Base to join crews at stations throughout the city.

"Give them a home-cooked meal, let them watch some football, relax. So it is a different way of paying it forward," said Debra Foster, San Antonio Fire Department spokeswoman.

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