To show appreciation for those who serve and protect the community, the Church of God in Charlotte hosted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Appreciation Car Wash — a special car wash event for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on July 24, 2016.

“This is the first time that I have known of any organization to show their appreciation to this police department in this manner,” said Officer DeGeorge.

The officers admired the hard work of the Church of God volunteers, and they were amazed at how clean the cars were as a result.

“We just want to serve those who serve us. Police officers and their work are usually taken for granted. Most people don’t bother to acknowledge officers until they need their assistance, so we thought it would be great to recognize them for their efforts and for putting their lives on the line to help the community,” said one volunteer.

Some of the officers flashed their police lights and sounded their sirens for the children in the community who joined in the event and who wanted to see the cruisers in action.