March 7, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - On Friday, March 3, Dutch Broslocations throughout the greater Sacramento-area joined forces with its community to raise $66,877.32 to honor the life of fallen California Patrol Officer, Lucas Chellew and to support his family in their unforeseen time of need.
“In the wake of tragedy, we strive to bring hope and a sense of community to Sacramento,” said Nikol Grubbs, Dutch Bros NE Sacramento owner. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chellew family and his law-enforcement brothers and sisters. Thank you to everyone who showed up for their generosity and love -you made this day a bright light in a hard time.”
CHP Officer Chellew lost his life in the line of duty. A man known for his devotion, selflessness and valor, Chellew, 31, followed in his father CHP footsteps. A proactive community member, a loving husband and father of two small children was cherished by so many, and will be missed.
On Friday, Dutch Bros locations in Auburn, Citrus Heights, Davis, Dixon, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, and Woodland came together with its community to continue to honor the life of a man that helped protect their wonderful community. Locations donated proceeds from the day, as well as had on-site donation bucket for those community members wanting to contribute more. There was even a customer in Granite Bay who donated $5,000 to support the family. Funds will directly support Chellew’s family as they transition into this unexpected chapter of their lives.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our community who showed up to support the family of officer Chellew. It was amazing. It’s our honor to serve as a platform for our community to support someone who served their community so bravely,” said Kyle Garrett, Dutch BrosElk Grove owner.
For those who want to contribute, but were unable to make it to a Dutch Bros location on Friday, donations can be made to the family through the C.A.H.P. Credit Union.