Washington County Sheriff's Office Delivers Thanksgiving Baskets

Thursday, November 18th 2021, 6:00 pm
By: Kristen Weaver

TULSA, Oklahoma -

A knock on the door from the Washington County sheriff's office was the best news some families could've asked for this Thanksgiving.

That's because deputies were hand-delivering baskets of food.

Employees at the sheriff's office said they do this every year, but the need is so great right now, and it's one of their favorite ways to give back

Lt. Ryan Bevard loads up his vehicle to the brim, ready to knock on doors, for a good cause.

All the food and goodies are from the people and businesses who donated and did fundraising.

And the Washington County Sheriff's Office brings them straight to families needing some extra holiday help.

"Recently we started reaching out to schools to have the kids reach out and say families need help," said Lt. Bevard.

The first stop was a success.

Then it was off to deliver to Monique Salazar.

She has four kids from 11 months to 11 years old and said it's been tough lately.

"Trying to find jobs and raise four kids and teach them the right things in life," she said.

Next up was a trip to Rebecca Gilliam's home.

"It's been a really rough year for me," Gilliam said. "I fell into addiction and went to rehab, but I'm 75 days clean."

Rebecca said her daughter's school helped her get connected with deputies to receive this meal and said it takes off a huge burden.

"Gonna be a good mom with a good Thanksgiving for my babies," she said.

"We've got a great community here," Lt. Bevard said. "This is us giving back to them."

The sheriff's office plans to help almost 100 families during Christmas, so this giving will keep on going.