GREENFIELD — Several sheriff’s deputies and a county 911 dispatcher pooled their money this week to buy groceries for a local family in need after their mother was injured in a car accident.
Early Wednesday morning, members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-car crash in the 1800 block of west County Road 100N Thursday morning. The driver suffered injuries that required her to be hospitalized.
After the crash, deputies learned the woman and her family were struggling financially. Inside the damaged car, they found past-due bills in the car, along with the scattered pile of newly purchased groceries.
Thursday evening, deputies Robert Harrison, Kyle Addison and Teddy York, along with dispatcher Bonnie Guzman, arranged a trip to Wal-Mart in Greenfield, officials said.
They filled a cart full of groceries for the family, split the cost among them and delivered them to the family’s home. In addition, they provided the family with information for how to reach their township trustee and local nonprofits for further financial assistance.