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Jonathan Hans, Lieutenant/PIO, Northern Wake Fire Department, Raleigh, NC

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Since 2011, the Northern Wake Fire Department has been involved with an amazing family who turned a tragedy into a lasting and loving memory to their son.

After Suzanne & Mike Groom’s son Chris was killed in a car crash, the Groom family has dedicated themselves to honoring his memory by helping countless kids and families in the central North Carolina area. The Groom family raises money all year long, and during the Christmas season, spends every donated dime on toys, clothes, food, school supplies and other necessities for underprivileged kids and families.

We are honored, humbled and proud to be a small part of the beautiful way to remember Chris, a son and brother whose life continues to bring joy to so many.

Dana Chavis

I am the office receptionist at Baileywick Elementary School. I have worked with Team Chris for several years and they are nothing short of amazing!

Team Chris fills our clothing closet every year for our kiddos who need a change of clothes during the day. If I am in need of anything throughout the school year for the closet or a specific student, I know I can count on Team Chris to make it happen! They have provided many families of ours with winter jackets, clothes and even food.

I can’t thank them enough for what they do for our school community. I look forward to seeing Suzanne each year!

Thank you TEAM CHRIS!