HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police officers and firefighters are volunteering to help the Salvation Army assist the less fortunate this holiday season. Wednesday at the Walmart on Highway 49, they rang bells for the Salvation Army red kettles.
Officers were stationed at one entrance, while firefighters were stationed at another.
All the participants said they were glad to help.
"It's something just to help the Salvation Army," said Lt. Johnathan Robinson of the Hattiesburg Fire Dept. "They're going to help people who are in need as far as food, clothing and all that and it just feels great to come out here to help them raise money," Robinson said.
"We get to actually be out in the public, interact with the public, be a little more relaxed and be in a less formal position with the public and just spread some Christmas cheer," said Lt. Latosha Myers-Mitchell with the Hattiesburg Police Dept.
The officers and firefighters also volunteered at the same Walmart location last year.