Today, over 40 law enforcement agencies from all over Marion County and the
State of Oregon descended on Wal-Mart on South Commercial in Salem. With smiles
on their faces, the occasional Santa hat and an unmatched holiday spirit,
deputies, officers, and volunteers served over 600 kids who otherwise may not
have had a Christmas present to put under the tree.
Stories like Ivan age 12 who waited patiently in line clutching the two gifts
he selected, and a smile from ear to ear gleefully stated, “I’ve never got this
much stuff at one time.” Shop with a Cop is an event that has been in existence
over 21 years. The event pairs law enforcement with a child and together they
shop! Presented by the Believe In Your Community Foundation, Walmart and
countless community donations the event is something the Marion County community
looks forward to and can count on to help those in need.
“We can’t tell you how much this event means to Walmart and our associates.
This is my 18th season and an event we look forward to every year. We are
thankful we can donate our store to help others have a happy holiday season,”
stated, Sarah store manager Walmart store #1920.
Walt Schulz the President of the Believe Foundation stated, “At Believe our
slogan is, believe in your community. The fact we can help create an event that
makes the Christmas season possible for those less fortunate is the very basis
our foundation was built on.
You can donate to events like Shop with a Cop at https://www.believeinyourcommunity.org
***Images of Shop with a Cop can be found at the link below***
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
Cell Phone: 503-910-3520
On Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow