Lexington Police Officers spread cheer by delivering Christmas cards

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) It's an annual tradition for the officers working Christmas Day in Lexington. Delivering Christmas cards to residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

"I thought about a community project that we could do to give back to those older people that may not have people to come visit them during this time of year," says Lexington Police Corporal Elizabeth Stewart.

Corporal Stewart has been preparing the cards for the past 2 weeks.
All 310 of them.

"Last year we had close to 300 but the number grows every year," according to Corporal Stewart.

Each card is addressed to a specific person and signed by everyone at the police department.

The residents look forward to it every year.

"I just think it's a nice thing that they're doing," says Doris Ratcliffe who received a card from LPD.

William Wharton/Lexington House Resident
"I think it's really nice of them. It serves a good heart," says William Wharton who also received a card. "You know, they're not doing it for the money, they're doing it cause they got good hearts."

And the officers do too.

"It's so wonderful to come in here and spread some Christmas cheer for them," says Corporal Stewart.