Shop with a hero: Public Safety Department takes local kids on shopping spree

The Department of Public Safety took local children on a shopping spree at Meijer in Flat Rock thanks to donations from the public. (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Dec. 19, 2019 — 8:45 AM EST

It was a special night for a deserving group of local children on Monday.

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety took the group on a shopping spree at Meijer in Flat Rock as part of the department’s shop with a hero event.

The event was funded by donations from the public throughout the month of November, as well as personal donations from the police and firefighters who work for the department, and from community members.

On their way to Meijer, the department hosted a parade of lights, during which each child was brought to the store in a public safety vehicle with lights and sirens blaring.

Once at the store, each child was paired with a member of the department, who helped them shop for toys and cold weather gear.

“I couldn’t be prouder of how Huron Township came together for these children and families,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

He continued, “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. Even if they don’t yet realize how special this night was right now, 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.”

Check out videos of the parade:



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