Hurshel Hunter, President of the FOP explained their partnership with REAL Services saying, “For many years the Shop With a Cop Program has served the underprivileged children in Marshall County at Christmas time. In 2014 the selection committee saw so many of the same names requesting assistance for the third or fourth year that they asked to change the program slightly, from helping 300 to 350 children to taking up to 200 kids and adding senior citizens to the mix.”
That first year, in 2014 fifty senior citizens were surprised with $50 gift cards from local grocery stores provided by the F.O.P. In 2015 the number of seniors assisted increased to 75 and the amount on the gift card increased too.
Hunter said, “Networking with REAL Services was an easy choice. They know the senior citizens in Marshall County that could really benefit from a little bit of help.”