If you are looking to contribute to a good cause, you can help area law enforcement and first responders' families make it through the holiday season.
Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser, is selling new and gently used ornaments; the proceeds go solely to The Backstoppers. The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website.
Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers—more than 300—until Christmas, and will be sold for $9 each. The Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the families of fallen and injured local heroes.
Local participating retailers at which ornaments can be found include:
- The UPS Store, 237 East 5th Street, Eureka
- Great Clips, 2472 Taylor, Wildwood
- Great Clips, 107B Hilltop Village Center, Eureka
UPS store personnel said they had both the fireman and the police officer ornament still available, as of Monday evening.