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Zapien’s shows appreciation to Greensboro Police

December 03, 2021 - 00:00
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    Norman Zapien (center) with Chief of Police Rodricus Monford Sr. (to Zapien’s right) and other Greensboro Police officers. CONTRIBUTED

Norman Zapien is passionate about how much he appreciates the hard work and dedication of the Greensboro Police Department. For the second year, Norman donated 20 turkeys to the police department to show thanks for the work they do to serve the community.

Zapien said, “During this difficult time, it means more than ever for someone to dedicate their life to keeping others safe – which these officers do every day. We are blessed to have such a wonderful team in our area!”

Thanksgiving is a day for showing gratitude for all we have and the Greensboro Police Department deserves our thanks.

To thank Zapien, Chief of Police Rodricus Monford Sr. and some of this team showed up at the salon to say thank you in person.

As a reminder, Zapien is also starting his annual donation drive for shelter pets in the area. His “Santa Paws” effort is now in its 16 th year and will start this year after Thanksgiving.

Zapien asks the community for donations which will be placed under the massive tree in the salon. You see everything from dog and cat food and blankets to treats and toys that all of our furry friends are waiting for “Santa Norman” to bring them.

On Christmas day, Zapien loads up his truck and begins his delivery to local shelters in roughly a 75-mile radius. Many small towns don’t have the funds for shelters, so these donations have a unique impact in many areas.

Zapien always welcomes the help of local “elves” to help him deliver the holiday donations. Donations to the Zapien’s pet drive can be made through Dec. 23 at his Lake Oconee salon located at 1051 Village Park Drive in Greensboro.