By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
The Huron Township Department of Public Safety made the holidays much brighter for six children Tuesday by taking them on a shopping spree during the department’s “shop with a hero” event.
The children were also provided with winter gear and clothing, all thanks to the many donations of community members and the public safety team.
Before shopping, the children were driven in parade-style to Meijer in Flat Rock in police and fire vehicles with lights flashing and sirens sounding.
The children were then paired with police, firefighters, and other public safety members and their families, and taken on a shopping spree throughout the store.
(Images courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety)
They provided shopping sprees to other local children and teens, and sent a care package to a Huron resident who is a master sergeant in the United States Army and is currently battling cancer at Walter Reid Military Hospital in Maryland.
The department posted a very touching video and detailed post on their Facebook page Thursday, which included a “thank you” to dozens of people that helped the event be successful this year.
“I couldn’t be prouder of how Huron Township came together for these children and families,” said Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.
“As for the Shop with a Hero Event, it was a special sight to see more than 50 volunteers focusing on six special children and making them Kings and Queens for a day. We saw a community come together to not only provide funding, but to be there on the parade route to wave to the kids and show them that an entire community cares about them and their families. They may not realize how special this night was right now, but they will someday. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving our organization the opportunity to be a small part of this great community team in the place we all call home.”