In a heartwarming display of community solidarity, Surfside Police, along with Elected Officials, collaborated with local non-profit organization Closet of Living Hope for the successful charity event, "Cram the Cruiser," held on Saturday, Nov. 18. The event, which took place outside Surfside Town Hall, saw residents and neighboring communities coming together to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Participants, from the comfort of their vehicles, generously donated non-perishable food items and gently used clothing, which were loaded onto police cruisers for transport.
The initiative, spearheaded by Interim Chief of Police Antonio Marciante, emphasized the community's values and compassion. Gently used clothing donations were directed to Closet of Living Hope, founded by Surfside Sergeant Marian Cruz, who expressed gratitude for the support. The organization focuses on providing clothing assistance to individuals facing hardship, including victims of domestic violence. Simultaneously, non-perishable food items collected were destined for a local domestic violence shelter, ensuring support and sustenance for individuals and families in distress. Mayor Danziger encouraged community involvement, highlighting "Cram the Cruiser" as a testament to the compassion and generosity of Surfside residents and neighbors.
As a token of appreciation, participants received a limited-edition Officer Mike plushie from the Surfside Police Department, making the event not only impactful but also memorable for those contributing to the community's well-being.