HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Chaplains and police officers in Hubbard gathered Tuesday morning to give back to the community.
The group of chaplains, known as the City Transformation Team, set out to raise money for a memorial to police, which was dedicated on Sunday. The money was donated from members of the community, and once there was enough to build the monument, they had to decide what to do with the rest.
There was $3,400 left over, but the chaplains said it was not hard to figure out what to do with the extra cash.
“Rather than saying ‘oh, we have $3,400 we could spend on something else’, it seemed right that since the community gave it to us, we could give it back in a way that it would bless and meet needs in the whole community,” Pastor Ray Ake of Coalburg United Methodist Church said.
The extra money was split down the middle and given to the Hubbard Christians in Action Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each was given just over $1,700.