Laurel Police Participate in Christmas Angels
HATTIESBURG, MISS. - The Laurel Police Department wants kids everywhere to have a good Christmas.
Monday the police department made donations to the Salvation Army as part of their Christmas Angels program. A program in which the Laurel Police Department says they are proud to participate in.
“A group of us at the police department work together every year and sponsor a couple of angel trees over at the Salvation Army,” Laurel police officer, Cpt. Tommy Cox said. “We find this to be a worthy cause... Guys go out of their way, donate their own funds, and we were able to sponsor a couple of kids this year and we're happy to do it.”
The sacrifices these officers make does not go unnoticed by the Salvation Army.
“We’re really thankful to the Laurel Police Department as well as the other agencies throughout the community that support us during Christmas with our angel tree program,” the social service coordinator for the Salvation Army, Van Williams said. “It allows us to be a helping assistance to the families during this time of year, who may not be able to provide for their children.”
Laurel police officers will also be at Walmart on Wednesday collecting donations for families in need.