The Biloxi Police Department is now accepting donations of new and unopened toys to be given to needy children as part of the department's annual "Santa Wears a Badge" campaign.
Those interested can drop off toys at the Biloxi Police Department front desk, in the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Ave., two blocks north of the Biloxi Lighthouse.
Toys should be dropped off between Dec. 1 and 15.
Those with questions about this program should contact Officer Tom Goldsworthy, #119, at 435-6133 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To print a flier about the program, click here.
Law enforcers to again deliver Thanksgiving Day meals
Harrison County Sheriff George Payne has announced that the Harrison County Volunteers to Feed the Needy, a group of law enforcement personnel and volunteers who deliver Thanksgiving Day meals to those less fortunate, have begun efforts for their 2007 drive.
Names of anyone in need of a meal on Thanksgiving are currently being
accepted, and letters soliciting donations have been sent to previous supporters of the drive.
Donations can be mailed to the Harrison County Volunteers to Feed the
Needy, 1801 23"' Ave., Gulfport, MS, 39501 or can be delivered to Payne’s office at the Harrison County Courthouse.
Those interested in providing names of the needy may call the Gulfport Police Department at 868-5703, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department at 865-7095, the Biloxi Police Department at 435-6133, or the D'Iberville Police Department at 396-4252.
To register a person for a meal,
Meals can be picked up or delivered for needy families in the Harrison County area.
Volunteers who want to help prepare, pack or deliver meals should report to the
Air National Guard Base, Hewes Avenue at Building 160, Gulfport, on Thursday,
Nov. 22 at 9 a.m Volunteers should check in at the base gate.
Rodney McGilvary, assistant chief of the Biloxi Police Department, said the Salvation Army has been instrumental in helping make this year's drive possible.