HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - If you visit the Hattiesburg Krispy Kreme tomorrow, you'll see cops on top of the shop, but don't worry; it's for a good cause.
The Hattiesburg Police and Fire Departments will join with Krispy Kreme to raise money to benefit the Special Olympics. Donors will receive free donuts, t-shirts; along with have a chance to spend time with the police and fire department mascots. According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler, this is an ongoing effort of the police department to better the community.
It's our way of giving back to them, as well as this here to try to try to help raise money for Special Olympics, again to give back to our community. You know with all that's gone on, we also want to give back
," said Traxler.
The event will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday and run until 6 p.m. at the Krispy Kreme located on Hardy Street.
"We are excited to be able to give back to this community, to partner with the local law enforcement and the fire department and to just be able to help," said Krispy Kreme Director of Operations, Billy Dorgan Jr.
The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation and local law enforcement officers have worked together for the past 15 years for the annual Cops on Doughnut Ships program to benefit Special Olympics. Over a million dollars has been collected at these events and has benefited athletes competing in the Special Olympics around the United States.