Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

2019 Shop with a Hero

 

December 19, 2019

Courtesy of Laramie County Fire District 5

Above left: members of the LCFD No. 5 take a moment to pose with their shoppers.

This last Saturday the Laramie Count Fire District #5 and the Local Pine Bluffs Police Department sponsored "Shop with a Hero" at the Livingston Street Walmart in Cheyenne. Local heroes from both services each took a child on a Christmas shopping spree throughout the store to buy gifts for family members.

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Above left: Shop with a Hero ventures to Cheyenne with their "shoppers" for gifts and goodies for their families.

For the seventh year in a row the local police and fire departments, with the help of donations from local citizens and businesses, were able to take resident children to Walmart for a shopping spree then to Pizza Hut for some much needed lunch. The Walmart on Livingston not only hosted the kids this year, but also contributed to the donations, and provided an area to wrap gifts and staff to help.

While many areas sponsor a "Shop with a Cop" outing, according to policefoundation.org only about 35 percent of small towns are able to participate due to lack of personnel and funding. Larger cities find that they have to limit their participation to a select few as the need severely outweighs the donations. We are incredible lucky in Pine Bluffs to have men and women who will take time out of their day to spend with these kiddos and local citizens who feel compelled to donate. Here's to hoping for seven more years!

 

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