An effort by the Smyrna police department to make Christmas a bit better for some local kids could use your help.
The Smyrna Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 89 is looking for donations to sponsor needy children for its annual Shop with a Cop holiday program.This is a charity that has a direct affect on the local community. Any donation would be well received.
About $10,000 is needed to ensure 100 kids will be able to purchase gifts for themselves and other family members. Children are given $100 each and are required to purchase a coat and shoes for themselves, but can spend the remaining money any way they wish, said lodge President Sgt. Jeff Lucas said. About $6,000 has been raised so far.
Those interested in helping with the Smyrna Fraternal Order of Police’s Shop with a Cop program should send donations to: Smyrna FOP Lodge No. 89, P.O. Box 434, Smyrna, Tenn., 37167. Anyone needing to speak with someone directly should call (615) 459-9742 ext. 7409 or 7433.