Officers From HPD's Eastside Patrol Station Thank Generous Philanthropists

October 6 , 2009 - At a ceremony this morning, officers at HPD’s Eastside Patrol Station thanked two generous Houstonians for making their station more attractive and environmentally friendly.

In early July, Houston philanthropists Beth and Charles Miller provided donations that allowed the Eastside Station to get new, low-maintenance landscaping. The old shrubs and wooden bench were removed and replaced with gravel, giant liriope, and a few crepe myrtles. The new landscaping will require significantly less water and remain attractive even after years of service.

The Millers have a history of giving to Houston facilities. In the past, they have helped with landscaping at the HPD Police Memorial and at the HPD Police Academy as well as with beautifying an HFD fire station and a Houston library.

It is the Millers’ hope that others will see the results of their efforts and band together to help beautify Houston public areas.

“Then, more and more people will get involved in making a big difference in how our city looks,” said Mr. Miller. “It helps people take pride in their community.”

Thanks to their generous contribution, a much improved Eastside Patrol Station serves as clear illustration of Millers’ mission.

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

HPD's Eastside Patrol Station
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