The Winchester Police Department will once again stage collection boxes for the Ricky Timbrook Food and Toy Drive this holiday season, marking the drive’s 18th year of benefiting local families in need. The WPD is collecting non-perishable food items and new toys now through December 8th, and thirty local families will benefit from the community’s generosity.
On the success and longevity of the drive, Major Kelly Rice stated that “Rick was a man who wanted to make a difference in the community. He could make people smile in an instant. His legacy is how he lived his life both personally and professionally. Those are the reasons we want to continue this tradition.”
Collection boxes may be found in the lobby of the Timbrook Public Safety Center, located at 231 East Piccadilly Street, as well as the War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park, the Joint Judicial Center on North Kent Street, Rouss City Hall on North Cameron Street, and at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The WPD would like to thank everyone who donated items this week at the Color with a Cop events.
Monetary donations will also be accepted. Those wishing to donate in this manner may make checks payable to the Ricky Timbrook Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Checks may be mailed to the Timbrook Public Safety Center or dropped off in the lobby.
The Winchester Police Department is thankful for any and all donations, and is proud to continue the legacy of fallen officer Sgt. Ricky Timbrook and his giving spirit.