Health First to Give Free Ice Cream to Thank Local First Responders Week of 9/11
Ice Cream Truck to Visit Fire and Police Stations in Brevard
Health First joined a number of national organizations to remember the 18th anniversary of 9/11. For the fourth year in a row, Health First gave away ice cream to Brevard County first responders. It is a special gesture to help put a smile on so many faces on a somber day that reflects on the tragic events that unfolded in 2001.
"September 11 is a date that represents, for many United States citizens, a very dark day in our country's history," said Commander Marc Claycomb with the Melbourne Police Department. "Even after 18 years, the memories are vibrant and the pain and sorrow are fresh. This is especially true in the local first responder community."
Chilly Willy Ice Cream and Sno-Balls delivered frozen treats on behalf of Health First to hundreds of first responders working at fire/rescue, police and sheriff offices in more than 40 locations across the county.
"Health First has made it a point for several years to travel throughout the county to brighten spirits and allow first responders to enjoy the 'here and now'," Claycomb said. "They have - and continue - to travel the county during the week of September 11 to spread smiles, fellowship and ice cream with their local first responders. Great efforts is taken to include everyone they can - and it is a highlight that many truly look forward to. Our sincere thank you for your time, energy and effort to make our day better."