After breakfast Hurshel Hunter, President of FOP 195 welcomed the children, their parents and family members. He mentioned the terrible tragedy that happened Friday in Newton Connecticut and said, “I thought of Christmas and those families, friends, children, educators, and emergency service providers who’s life would be forever changed that fateful day, December 14th, 2012.”
Applications for assistance numbered well over 600 children and when all is said and done, the FOP will have provided help for over 350 individuals in our community. The largest numbers of those receiving help were at the Plymouth Wal-Mart on Saturday. The families were divided into two groups and dispersed from the school after the volunteer shopping assistance made up of police men, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and folks who just like helping the FOP got a head start to the store.
Wal-Mart was kind of a crazy place Saturday morning with children of all ages picking out warm clothes, pajamas, boot, shoes and socks and more. There were personal care items including tooth brushes and hair ties. Even though the FOP wasn’t families to purchase items the children need there’s always enough let for a toy or two for the children.