Rhea County S.C.A.N. Program receives donation

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Rheaa County Sheriffs Department
Pictured (L-R) Christine Ralph - Rhea County United Way, Chief Deputy John Argo - Rhea County Sheriff's Department, Asst. Manager Larry Mountain - Food City, Sheriff Mike Neal - Rhea County Sheriff's Department, Pam Hixson - Rhea County Sheriff's Department, Asst. Manager Al Gonzales - Food City and Human Relations Coordinator Patsy Cardwell - Food City (Photo by Dean Wilson-Rhea Review)

Rhea S.C.A.N. receives $1000.00 from Food City & Rhea United Way

The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department accepted a $1000.00 donation today from Food City and the Rhea County United Way. The donation was designated for the Senior Citizen’s Awareness Network (S.C.A.N.) program of the Sheriff’s Department. Food City accepted donations from customers through the Thanksgiving holiday. The donation presented to the Sheriff’s Department was in the form of 10 gift cards with $100.00 dollars on each. The gift cards will be used to buy food and necessary supplies for those who benefit from the S.C.A.N. program.

The S.C.A.N. program began in 2002 by Sheriff Neal. The program is staffed by citizens from throughout the county who volunteer their time to visit the senior citizens that participate in the program.

Sheriff Neal expressed his thanks to both Food City and the Rhea County United Way for making this much needed donation happen.

According to Sheriff Neal, there is always a need for donated items such as food and medical equipment. If anyone would like to donate to the program, they should contact Pam Hixson with the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department at 423-775-7837.

Visit the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department’s website here. 

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