An area police department needs your help to make Christmas memorable for local kids.
Carl Junction Police Chief Delmar Haase says this year's “Shop with a Cop” program is way behind in monetary donations due to the death of one of the program's most generous contributors. He says the school district has submitted the names of as many as 300 kids for gifts but he's afraid they'll have to pair that list down significantly with the donations they've already received.
"Unfortunately this year we lost one of our benefactors so we're probably not going to do quite as much as we have in the past, unless someone else steps up,” says Delmar Haase, Carl Junction Police Chief.
If you'd like to contribute to the “Shop with a Cop” fund, you can do so by dropping off a donation at the Carl Junction Police Department at 302 North Main Street, or call 417-649-7070. Donations will be accepted until December 16th.