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Hub police, firemen take needy kids shopping for Christmas

Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree gives a $500 check to Hattiesburg Fire Dept. chief David Webster to help the family of engineer Danny Wade. Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree gives a $500 check to Hattiesburg Fire Dept. chief David Webster to help the family of engineer Danny Wade.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg police officers and firefighters have teamed up in a new way to help needy children this holiday season. Friday night, members of the Hattiesburg Police and Fire Association gathered at Wal Mart on Highway 98 to shop with youngsters as part of the first, Christmas with Kids for Santa.

Children were given gift cards they could spend on toys and other items.

13 families are being helped this year.

"We realize if we come together as one, we can get a lot more done in the community," said Chad Young, a motor officer with the Hattiesburg Police Dept. "So, that's what we're trying to do tonight is show our support back to the community for their support for us," Young said.  

Also during the event, Hattiesbug mayor Johnny Dupree presented a check for $500 from the association to help Hattiesburg Fire Dept. engineer Danny Wade and his family.

Last Sunday, the Wades lost their home in a fire.

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