Some people don't have to be asked to help out. They just have to be made aware of a need.
One of the jobs of the Brazil police is to help people but sometimes they, also, can use a little assistance.
The television at the police station is used frequently as a training aid. The officers have a mandatory training seminar March 20 regarding bloodborne pathogens, hepatitis and small pox vaccinations. Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison was concerned about showing the required videos.
"The old TV was shot," Harrison said. "The picture was fading and it was time we had to get a new one."
But funds were scarce. Dispatcher Ken Michael mentioned the department's plight to Phyllis Clark, co-owner of Brazil Door Company.
The next day the police department received a new RCA 27-inch remote control color television compliments of Clark.
"We really appreciate generosity like this," Harrison said. "A TV is an expensive tool and we didn't have to take the money out of our training fund. We'll use it on a regular basis."
When asked what motivated her to make the donation Clark replied, "I've had to call on the police before. They've always come out and helped me when I needed them. So I wanted to help them in return. When Ken made us aware of their need, we were glad to help out."