The Chick-fil-A in Rockmart and Rome are teaming up to help out the family of Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne this evening.

Rome's Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue and the new location in Rockmart on Chattoochee Drive will be taking a portion of their sales between 4 and 8 p.m. this evening to donate to the Hearne family.

Rockmart franchise owner Zach Thomas, who helped organize the effort, said that both restaurants will be donating their portions of this evening's sales directly to the trust fund being established for Det. Hearne's son Isaac. 

"Our prayers are with the family and this is just one way to have a visible impact and provide the community with a way to help as well," he said. "We here at Chick-fil-A are also offering the community an opportunity to come and give. That is just as important to us as well." 

Those interested in helping need simply to go to either restaurant and purchase items.

Check back for more on tonight's event on Thursday at Polkstandardjournal.com.