photos by Melinda Lamm Photography
Our communities’ first responders are local unsung heroes who routinely sacrifice personal and family time to protect, comfort and save the lives of individuals and property in times of emergency and crisis.
Most difficult for these men and women is serving “on duty” during major holidays as these individuals are unable to enjoy the traditional festivities of families and friends. Their sacrifice is often unrecognized, but deeply appreciated throughout the community.
Who are our first responders? Those who drop everything to respond “first” when we call for help - fire, rescue, law enforcement, and supporting services.
Thanks to an action learning team of Leadership Lewisville-Clemmons, an initiative launched Christmas Day 2019 called “Feast for First Responders” wherein the team organized a feast and festivities for all Clemmons, Lewisville, and Vienna on-duty first responders and their families.
The 2019 feast was the first of what will become an annual event to honor first responders on the most difficult service days of the year. Other activities honoring our first responders will be explored and considered.
Here's a glimpse into the 2019 event:
> Winston-Salem Journal Story
> WFMY2 Story
> Spectrum News Story
If you would like to volunteer for a future Feast for First Responders event (serve meals, provide music, children’s games, set-up or clean-up, or other activities), complete the form below.
Financial Contributions and Donations
Financial contributions help underwrite the “feast” that will be served, children’s activities, gift bags and other activities planned during this event are welcomed and appreciated. Note: If there are any unspent funds, the funds will be carried over to the next event or activity honoring our first responders. All financial contributions are eligible for a tax deduction to the fullest extent of the law.Make a Contribution