Best Buy effort to help local children

Posted: January 17, 2013

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Money raised by Best Buy in Winchester will go to help local children.

A check benefiting the Ricky L. Timbrook Children’s Outreach Fund will be presented to Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher on Saturday, according to a department media release.

During the holidays the business offered gift wrapping, and the donations received from that endeavor benefited the Timbrook fund and Timber Ridge School, located at 1463 New Hope Road, Cross Junction.

The gift-wrapping effort raised $1,600, the release states, with both groups receiving half that amount.

Timber Ridge is a boarding and day school in Cross Junction that helps underachieving, emotionally disturbed and behaviorally disordered adolescent boys.

The Timbrook Outreach Fund was established on Nov. 1, 1999, just a few days after Winchester Police Sgt. Ricky Timbrook was killed in the line of duty. It was established by Timbrook’s wife to help disadvantaged children in the community to obtain items such as clothing, school supplies and toys.

Lauren Cummings, police spokesperson, said in a media release that the department would like to thank Best Buy and members of the community who made donations to support the cause.

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