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FCSD invites you to shop with Sheriff Sims

(The following is a press release from the Forrest County Sheriff's Department.)

Forrest County, Miss. – Forrest County Sheriff Charlie Sims announced the 2nd Annual “Shop with The Sheriff.” This is a community partnership with The Pinebelt Foundation, to help eligible children in need, during the Christmas holiday season. Join us on Sunday, December 19th, from 2 PM - 5 PM. The event will take place at Walmart on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg.

This event is designed to help children under 17 that are residents of Forrest County. Candidates for “Shop with the Sheriff” are referred by schools, churches, and other community organizations. This year we expect to help over 50 children in need during this event.

The Pinebelt Foundation receives all donations and issues gift cards to be used by the deputies to purchase needed items and toys for the children. FCSO has on file, a Parent/Guardian signed release for the name, photograph, videotape, or other likenesses of all parties, including but not limited to minors involved.

Anyone interested in donating to this fund may contact Cher Socha at 601-545-7800 or the Pinebelt Foundation. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations. Donations can be made online or in the form of cash, check or stocks. Checks should be made payable to Pinebelt Foundation with Forrest County Sheriff’s Office Benevolence Fund in the memo line. Online donations through PayPal can be made at Click “donate” and at the end, it will ask which fund and you will put Forrest County Sheriff’s Office Benevolence Fund.




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