First Lady makes unannounced visit to DC Fire & EMS Station 9
Melania Trump delivered a donation of boxed lunches prepared by the White House chefs, Be Best tote bags, reusable face masks and hand sanitizer
By Janelle Foskett
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a DC Fire & EMS Department station on Wednesday, bringing donations and meeting with station personnel.
The First Lady visited Engine Company 9 fire station in Washington, D.C., with a donation of boxed lunches prepared by the White House chefs, Be Best tote bags, reusable facemasks and hand sanitizer. Trump met with firefighters and EMS personnel from Engine Company 9, discussing daily work life, challenges they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the strength and resiliency of their communities, according to a White House statement.
“I appreciated today’s opportunity to give my thanks to some of D.C.’s bravest and finest," Trump said. "The President and I will continue to support our dedicated firefighters, police members, EMS personnel and other critical first responders who put their lives at risk each day in order to keep our neighborhoods safe. We are grateful for their teamwork, professionalism and courage, and the vital role they play in communities throughout the country.”
The First Lady also met with police officers from the neighboring DC Metropolitan Police Department Third District. The White House statement read: "The DC Metropolitan Police Department Third District serves the historic U-Street corridor area and is a highly visited, commercial and residential section of the capital well known for its ethnic and cultural diversity. The Third District aims to protect and serve, and works hard to build a safer and stronger connection between neighbors, police and the community."
Today I met w/ @dcfireems & @DCPoliceDept members at Engine Company 9 fire station to drop off face masks, boxed lunches & other #BeBest items to show my appreciation for their work to provide critical life-saving services to keep our local communities healthy, secure & safe. pic.twitter.com/GwpEUTK5Ll— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 15, 2020