Pastor brings Christmas to first responders battling 'chaos'
Bethel Baptist Church gave back to first responders who have to work during the holidays.
"Part of Christmas is chaos," Senior Pastor Glenn Faris said.
Faris wants to make sending treats to first responders an annual tradition.
“Jesus came in a world full of chaos. First responders kind of serve in that environment,” Faris said. “They're bringing peace in the midst of chaos [to] hurting families [and] people in trouble. We want to do our best to make their lives a little bit easier and show them that we do care and we're happy they're in our area."
Rachel Frehe, a firefighter with Soldier Township, said the appreciation goes a long way.
"People always feel like were always coming to them and being there for them we feel like, maybe, it’s their way of being there for us and supporting us,” Frehe said. “If they do need us in case of an emergency, we're always there for them."
An emergency like Monday morning. When the church was getting ready to deliver the treats, one of their members collapsed inside the church.
“We called the station and within four minutes, not only was Soldier Township here, but also all the volunteers who were helping,” Faris said. “They were here that quick, rendered aid and got the man to the hospital in time to get him the treatment he needed."
Bethel Baptist Church also delivered treats to Fire Station 5.