Mooresville Police Department Chief Ron Campurciani is pleased to announce “Heroes & Helpers” will return again this year on December 12, 2020. The Salvation Army, Target, and other individual and business donors will partner with Mooresville PD to provide clothing, shoes, jackets, toys and other fun things to underprivileged children aged 5-9.
Last year they had the privilege of serving 36 children. Due to school not being fully in session this year, Chief Campurciani fears it will be harder to identify those in need. School Resource Officers (SRO) work with school administration and the Mooresville Christian Mission to determine who would benefit the most from this wonderful program. In the last four years, they have helped over 100 families. The goal of the event is to bring joy, hope, and encouragement to members of our community who really need it and provide a positive, fun experienced between the children and our officers that they will remember. It is an ongoing effort to build trust and strengthen relationships between the police and the community.
First, children and their families are welcomed at MPD for breakfast with Santa. Next, they ride by caravan in cruisers to Target. Much to the children’s delight lights and sirens will beon! Once there, the officers shop with the children and instruct them to spend money on themselves. Parents also receive a gift card.
If you would like to help “Heroes & Helpers,” make checks payable to the Salvation Army with “Heroes & Helpers 2020” in the memo line. Mail checks to Salvation Army of Iredell County, Majors Joseph or Joanne Mure, 1361 Caldwell St, Statesville, NC, 28677.