Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Firefighters Help Families and Children to Have a Merry Christmas

December 24, 2018

Cherokee County firefighters have worked hard during the past couple of months to be sure that children and families who are going through difficult times have a Merry Christmas, too. Thousands of toys have been collected at each of the fire stations throughout the county to benefit Toys for Tots.

Firefighters have also participated with the Shop With a Hero event that was held at the Holly Springs Walmart on December 15th.  Children were matched with a Hero (firefighters and police officers) and a volunteer to shop.  Each family that needed assistance was identified by counselors at Holly Springs Elementary and were scheduled to come shop.  Each child up to age 18 in the household was given $100 to shop for Christmas.  The gifts were wrapped for the children by volunteers and each family also received a food box & cleaning box. According to Cherokee County Firefighter, Lt. Matthew Richter, “We found children were trying to shop for home necessities so we wanted to alleviate and help with that need to ensure the shopping by the children is done for them and the things they may need or want.”

We would like to thank all the citizens in Cherokee County who donated toys for the Toys for Tots campaign. And, thanks to our firefighters who had the heart to step in and help those in need to have a Merry Christmas, too. May God bless you all!

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Lt. Mathew Richter, helps with the Shop With a Hero event.
Lt. Mathew Richter, helps with the Shop With a Hero event. (click image for slideshow)
Cherokee County firefighter, Nathan Pelletier, works to help families at the Holly Spring's Walmart!
Cherokee County firefighter, Nathan Pelletier, works to help families at the Holly Spring's Walmart!
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes including firefighters.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes including firefighters.