Shop With A Firefighter Day

By: Tamara Evans
By: Tamara Evans

For the last 15 years, Bowling Green firefighter Tim Brooks has helped out with the "Shop With a Firefighter Day" to help provide Christmas gifts for kids in the community who need a little help during the holiday.

"For this time of year it is very important because this is the spirit of Christmas and if we don't learn how to give to people,
then what are we going to learn ourselves," Brooks says.

Children from the community who were chosen for this event were paired up with firefighters for the day, who helped them pick out gifts for the holiday, that was then paid for by the Bowling Green Fire Department.

This is the first time Tracey Cofer's daughter was chosen for the event. She says that she and others are grateful for their children being chosen.

"It's showing the community is giving to the children with special needs and it's just a blessing and a good experience", says Cofer.

Lucena Davis is a nurse with the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. She helped select several of the children taken on the shopping spree.

"Basically what we do is in our office is we just ask, who do you think is deserving of this? Who would need a little extra assistance for Christmas", says Davis.

Along with the firefighters, Target also helped out with the event. They donate $500 every year to the fire department for the event, and provided the children with breakfast snacks before they started their shopping spree.

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