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West Seneca police officers create care package for homeless man trying to keep warm

Posted at 6:15 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 13:37:36-04

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A homeless man in West Seneca is getting the help he needs thanks to the generosity of four West Seneca police officers.

West Seneca Police provided an update on "Gabe" via the department's Facebook page, saying they were successful in encouraging him to get some assistance. With help from the Restoration Society, and the Flickinger Center the 24 year-old will receive a medical and mental health evaluation, be assisted in getting an ID card, stimulus check, and access to finding a job and a permanent home.

The department's Facebook page shared pictures of the patrolmen outside the Wegmans on Orchard Park Road. They were called to the location to check on a man sleeping in the bushes. He was wearing shoes made of the upper part of a boot taped to flip flops.

The officers quickly created a care package of food, clothes and toiletries. They also presented him with new sneakers and boots.

"We can all use a little help sometimes and this is the kind of things the world needs more of right now," the police department said in its Facebook post.

The officers did not want to be identified.