Shop with a Cop/Hero raised over $23,000, served 70 families.

January 3, 2020

Shop with a Cop/Hero raised over $23,000, served 70 families.

LUDINGTON — The 2019 Shop with a Cop/Shop with a Hero campaign raised $23,534.48, allowing 60 children to shop for Christmas presents at Walmart or Meijer, each receiving $250 (depending on the number of children from the same family). Ludington Police Department Officer Chad Skiba said the program was a success thanks to the multiple first responders who participated, along with major sponsors Meijer, Walmart, Nickelson’s Tree Farm and many other donors, including those who contributed to the annual pie auction.

“A total of 70 families received a Christmas meal delivered by officers from Ludington Police Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Scottville Police Department, and Michigan State Police Hart Post,” Skiba said. In addition, 19 families needing a Christmas tree received one compliments of Nickelson Tree Farm of Amber Township.

After expenses, there was a total of $7,150.59 in funds remaining, Skiba stated. “This money was distributed as gift cards to all the Mason County schools involved in the program to be used to provide emergency needs for students.” As a result the program’s 2019 budget balance is at zero, Skiba added.

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